Photos: Larry Silverstein Celebrates Topping Out of Steel at 4WTC
Silverstein Properties President and CEO Larry A. Silverstein was joined by approximately 1,000 construction workers and other New York government, civic and business leaders at a topping out ceremony marking the completion of steel erection for the new 4 World Trade Center – the first office tower that will be completed and opened on the original 16-acre World Trade Center site. The final steel beam, which weighed 8 tons and was adorned with an American flag, was signed by Silverstein and other dignitaries. It was then raised 977 feet in the air and placed at the top the 72-story tower.
Pictured left to right: U.S. Representative Carolyn Maloney; New York State Senator Daniel Squadron; New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver; World Trade Center developer Larry Silverstein; U.S. Representative Jerold Nadler; Community Board 1 Chair Julie Menin; City Council Member Margaret Chin; U.S. Representative Peter King. Pictured in the foreground: Construction worker Daniel Conca. Photo by Joe Woolhead
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