The final steel beam is lifted at 4 World Trade Center (Amy Dreher photo)
Today, a significant milestone in construction was celebrated at the World Trade Center as 4 World Trade Center, a project of Silverstein Properties, held its “topping off” ceremony.
According to the Associated Press, the final steel beam was placed on top of the 977 foot skyscraper, signifying the finishing of its structural framework. This will be the first building to open at the World Trade Center site, and upon its completion, 4 World Trade Center will be the 6th tallest building in New York.
Regarding the building’s design, architect Fumihiko Maki told The New York Times that he, “embraced the idea that an office tower at ground zero ought to be a respectful backdrop to the National September 11 Memorial."