It’s been approximately two and a half months since we showcased One World Trade, aka the Freedom Tower. A lot has happened since we last visited.
The base of the southern side is being glassed and the spire is no longer sitting on the north side of the construction site.
In fact, it is scheduled to be topped off today.
The construction elevator that once hung on the outside of the western side of the building has been completely dismantled and the newly installed glass gives the building a Washington Monument sort of old/new construction look to it. Hopefully this will fade and blend in over time.
Meanwhile the eastern construction elevator still remains tall.
The building is an epic beast in size.
If you’d like to see what the Freedom Tower/1WTC looked like in previous months, click here for January 2012, here for February 2012, here for March 2012, here for April 2012, here for May 2012, here for June 2012, here for July 2012, here for August 2012, here for September 2012, here for October 2012 , here for November 2012, here for December 2012, here for January 2013, here for February 2013, and click here for an assortment of pics over the past three or so years.
We’ve witnessed several pieces of the Freedom Tower be either hoisted up or slowly dropped down below to the ground again, but it is still thrilling to watch. It is a wonder to see the skill with which the crane operator pulls heavy objects through the tight and windy sky without breaking windows. Anyway, we watched a big dumpster being pulled up to the top of the Trade Center.
The big kind of dumpster that scares drivers on the highway to the point where nobody with half a brain will follow close behind.
Just look at that reflection in the Freedom Tower…
We wondered what the dumpster was being brought up on a Sunday for. Then we looked below and saw what the crews were doing with the dumpsters at street level.
The construction crews needed to put all of the snow that stuck to the roof of the Freedom Tower into something in order to safely remove it so that they could get back to actually building the building. It’s not like they could simply shovel it over the side of the building.