Spire for 1 World Trade Center On Its Way to NYC

Posted on: November 26th, 2012 at 6:28 am by

[Photo: Port Authority]

The artist formerly known as the Freedom Tower (1 WTC) secured its skyline status long ago, but its completion is still on the proverbial horizon. Progress from street level appears gradual but consistent. And now the cherry on top, as it were, is en route to the construction site. Translation – the spire is almost here.

The tug Atlantic Salvor departed Quebec two weeks ago, ultimately steering the barge with the eight-section payload to anchor in Newark, New Jersey. According to the Marine Traffic map which tracks the shipping routes, this penultimate leg of the 1,500 nautical-mile journey originated off Cape Cod. But more is on the way. The remaining ten pieces will arrive from Canada on flatbed sometime in December.

The Port Authority claims it’ll likely take three months to install the 408-foot-tall spire.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/tsganga Tom Sganga

    the freedom tower’s spire is CANADIAN? smh