Watch Construction Workers Install 1WTC’s Spire

January 16, 2013 | Andy Cush

It’s been a long, strange journey for the spire at 1WTC, but the first of 18 pieces has finally been installed on the top of the mammoth building. The AP produced the above video of a crew installing the 70-ton anchor, and director Steven Plate explaining the process. “It’s a major accomplishment,” he says. “It’s the next step in restoring New York City’s skyline–the greatest city in the world.”