Most construction projects are not charged with this much emotion. Today, the Freedom Tower’s first steel post was erected. Heidi J. Shrager of the Staten Island Advance reports:
“After a 4,700-mile journey from Luxembourg by land and sea and a political ride that seemed at times endless, the first steel column of the perimeter of the Freedom Tower was bolted into place yesterday.
Under a crisp, blue sky, workers used a 400-ton crane to hoist the 25-ton pillar 12 feet, just high enough to clear the steel bar that will fortify its concrete encasement.”
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