Construction crews at the World Trade Center hoisted a flag-bedecked spire to the top of the site's signature One World Trade Center building Thursday.from Spire hoisted atop One World Trade Center
Workers raised the spire to a temporary work platform, where ironworkers can permanently attach it to the roof in coming weeks, said Steven Plate, head of construction at the site.
"It's a 22-ton structure that will house a state of the art lighting facility as well as a beacon that will be seen for miles around," Plate said. It will "give a tremendous indication to people around the entire region and the world that we are back and we are better than ever."
When the spire is fully installed, One World Trade Center will stand a symbolic 1,776 feet high, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The 408-foot spire will serve as a broadcast antenna.
This accomplishment marks the essential completion of this mind-boggling skyscraper (alternatively known as "Freedom Tower," which converts to 66 81, or 66 9, or 666), and I doubt that it's just a coincidence that the Boston bombing and the subsequent emergence of a fascist police state occurred just a couple of weeks earlier. Note the various efforts to link the terrorist incident in Boston to NYC and to Independence Day. I suspect that to some people, it represents a modern Tower of Babel - the consolidation of the power of the Cult of Isis over the US, disguised as a symbol of a democratic republic. Note that so far, not a single US senator has supported the reinstatement of Glass-Steagall, which would remove the Cult's fangs from our fiscal neck.