Freedom Tower's First Steel Post Erected

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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