one world trade center topping out ceremony delayed
 
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apr 30, 2013

one world trade center topping out ceremony delayed

‘one world trade center’ by skimore, owings  merrill, new york city, USAall images courtesy of the port authority of new york and new jersey

 

 

 

the final spire of ‘one world trade center’ was supposed to be raised today, but inclement weather, more specifically strong winds have caused the particularly symbolic ceremony to be postponed. the final section would mark a stage of completion for what is reportedly the tallest building in lower manhattan. the SOM-designed soaring glazed form is accompanied by santiago calatrava’s sweeping transportation hub, itself characterized by below-grade oculus. the tower is the first to rise on the site of the actual world trade center, thereby imbuing it with a sense of distinct venerableness and an inherent quality of triumph and hope.  the topping out ceremony will mark the completion of the bulk of construction work on the 1776 foot tall structure; its spires alone weigh in at over 722 tons. topping out procedures are expected to be rescheduled when weather conditions improve.

 

‘one world trade center’ by SOM, new york city, USAimage courtesy of the port authority of new york and new jersey

 

(left): ample glazing defines the skyscraper(right): the building at 90 percent completionimages courtesy of the port authority of new york and new jersey

 

the structure is the tallest in lower manhattanimage courtesy of the port authority of new york and new jersey

 

a 16.4 ton piece of a spire set to be installed at the top of the buildingall images courtesy of the port authority of new york and new jersey

 

iron workers and engineers assess the beacon that will top the spires of the building image courtesy of the port authority of new york and new jersey

 

two pieces of spire are held on temporary platformsimage courtesy of the port authority of new york and new jersey

 

view of a rooftop platform for a skyline-defining spireimage courtesy of the port authority of new york and new jersey

 

 

spire in-progress viewimage courtesy of the port authority of new york and new jersey

 

rooftop view of the cityimage courtesy of the port authority of new york and new jersey

 

several of the communication rings have already been installedimage courtesy of the port authority of new york and new jersey

 

the last of the glass is installed on the southern base

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  • Great pictures. Thank you. It would be nice to see more, or to know of a place to find more.

    Paedra says:
  • @paendra, at the “skyscrapercity” forums, you will find tons of pictures of just about every skyscraper being built around the world, it is absolutely extreme!

    LEON says:

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