World Trade Center Tower Reaches Midpoint

The attached site has a wonderful tour of the construction from the new World Trade Center in New York City. The story and video serve as a reminder of just how picturesque the construction industry really is. It is also a reminder about the dangers of the industry and the perils of those who capture video of the  events.

Steel construction on One World Trade Center, formerly called the Freedom Tower, reached the 52nd floor just before Christmas last month, marking the half-way point toward structural completion of the 104-floor tower in New York.  The 16 acre World Trade Center complex will be the site of a transportation hub and several other buildings, including a performing arts center, office and retail space and a memorial and museum to remember those who lost their lives in the September 11 terrorist attacks on the original World Trade Center towers nine years ago.  Read more