Final Steel Beam Lifted At 4 World Trade Center
NEW YORK (AP) - The steel construction of 4 World Trade Center is drawing to a close.
Construction workers removed their helmets and looked on teary-eyed as the final steel beam of the tower was lifted into place Monday, accompanied by a rendition of "God Bless America" performed by gospel singer BeBe Winans.
Developer Larry Silverstein says his aim and that of the workers has been "to give New Yorkers back the city terrorists tried to take away." More than 100 construction workers signed the beam before it was hoisted 977 feet by a crane and placed on top of the building.
The tower is scheduled to open late next year. It's expected to be the first tower completed on the 16-acre site since the 9/11 attacks. The building will primarily house commercial offices.
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