New World Trade Center
New World Trade Center, The unfinished tower of the “1 World Trade Center”, the site of the attacks of Sept. 11, Monday became the highest skyscraper in New York, proudly celebrated as the symbol of rebirth and determination of New Yorkers ten years after the tragedy.
The structure of glass and steel, which reached 100 floors in early April, the 104 planned, became the tallest building in the skyline of New York, after installing a steel beam vertically, which increased its height to 387 meters high.
It now exceeds 6 meters to the roof of the Empire State building, which had become the highest skyscraper in New York after the twin towers Sept. 11, 2001.
Some New Yorkers waiting for this moment forward symbolic, since the foundations were laid in April 2006.
Mayor Michael Bloomberg has tried to find the “testament to the strength and determination of New Yorkers, and our faith in a city that continues to rise.”
“Today our city has a new skyscraper above, and a new sense of a bright future,” he said, commending the construction crews.
And during a televised news conference at the 71st floor, officials of the Port Authority, responsible for the project, also hailed “a symbol of freedom and pride for our country.”
One year after the death of the leader of al-Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden, Scott Rechler, vice president, spoke of “one of the most complex projects in our history”, an “act of passion but also patriotic duty”.
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