The latest video construction update of One World Trade Center was released today on the 11th anniversary of the attacks on the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center. The video released by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, one of the main developers on the project, shows several of the tasks being executed as the building rises higher above New York.
In the video below, you can watch as workers erect rebar, weld and sand, pour and smooth concrete and perform many other skilled labors which together will construct what will become the tallest building in the United States. The teamwork of these workers is evident as they seem as busy and purposed as ants working methodically throughout their tasks. It is thrilling to watch the workers lift a panel into place of the glass curtain wall which now covers more than 80 stories of the building. I was glad to notice that they were all wearing safety harnesses!
One World Trade Center is expected to be completed in 2014 with 104 floors and topping out at 1,776 feet. It is already the tallest building in the city of New York.
Another link you might find interesting is from EarthCam, which broadcasts a live look at One World Trade Center twenty-four hours every day, so that at least when the weather is clear, you can see how the construction is progressing. Enjoy!