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New York, NY - Giant Spire for 1 WTC Making Its Way by Barge to City

Published on: November 22, 2012 10:22 PM
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In this handout from Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the spire that will be installed atop One World Trade Center sit aboard the barge Atlantic Salvor November 16, 2012 in Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada.In this handout from Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, the spire that will be installed atop One World Trade Center sit aboard the barge Atlantic Salvor November 16, 2012 in Valleyfield, Quebec, Canada.

New York, NY - The giant spire that will top 1 World Trade Center is making its way to Manhattan.

The spire is divided into 18 sections that weigh between 5 tons and more than 67 tons. Eight of the sections are being transported via barge 1,500 nautical miles south from Canada on the Atlantic Salvor. It left Quebec on Nov. 16 and is expected next week at Port Newark in New Jersey.

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The remaining sections are expected to arrive via truck in mid-December.

The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which owns the World Trade Center site, says progress of the barge and the spire can be tracked online: http://bit.ly/UWwvio .

Once the 408-foot-tall spire is installed, the tower will stand 1,776 feet tall, making it the tallest in the Western hemisphere. The Port Authority says it will take about three months to install.


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 Nov 23, 2012 at 04:19 AM yuneeq Says:

The symbol of America. Made in Canada.

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 Nov 23, 2012 at 07:00 AM Anonymous Says:

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yuneeq Says:

The symbol of America. Made in Canada.

Better then China, but not much better

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 Nov 23, 2012 at 07:18 AM Montreal-Quebecer Says:

A few weeks ago the port authority was going sueing this company for not wanting to deliver beacause they owed them over $6,000,000.00 i wonder if it was paid.

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 Nov 23, 2012 at 08:56 AM anonymous Says:

Who's paying for this? Our tax money?

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 Nov 23, 2012 at 09:30 AM Benjey Says:

Cool could i order 1 for my house??

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 Nov 23, 2012 at 10:11 AM anewbre Says:

I hear what you are saying, but it is named the, "World Trade Center" and not the US TC. Be that as it may, building a symbol of American resolve is worth $ 6M to me - of course that is just the spire the whole building is costing us taxpayers, $3.8 B so far and it will probably cost more. Most of that is going to US workers.

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