We’re inching closer and closer to the grand opening of the newly built One WTC in NYC, and with the opening on the horizon, there’s still some spectacular additions being added to the lengthy towers, and as of yesterday, a major piece of the new skyscrapers had arrived in New York City. Part of the giant spire that will top the tower arrived by barge from New Jersey—it’s divided into 18 sections, weighing between 5 tons—and, surprisingly, is more than 67 tons. Half of the pieces were brought across New York Harbor from Port Newark on Tuesday, and workers will begin hoisting them today, December 12:
‘We’ll have a large crane in the middle of the night move it from the barge over to the street onto a flatbed which will bring it down to the site. Weather permitting, we’ll then raise it to its final location on top of the building,” World Trade Center construction director Steven Plate told CBS 2′s Maurice DuBois.
The nine pieces of the spire were brought by barge from Quebec, traveling 1,500 nautical miles to their final destination in lower Manhattan.