I’ve been keeping my eye on the top of WTC1 from my East Village window. The top of the spire is supposed to be hoisted up soon. I haven’t noticed this happening yet, but I haven’t been that vigilant. I did notice about an hour ago that the crane on the left was leaning out and had its cable all the way down. I thought the hoisting might happen soon, but now as you can see, the crane is upright and the cable is retracted. The wind right now are from the south at 5 MPH. Do they need dead calm to do the job?
WTC1 shot from the East Village. Hoisting up the top pieces of the spire was scheduled for today, but the weather prevents.
An uncredited photo on Imgur of the top of the spire.
I was passing through City Hall Park this afternoon and came upon Mayor Bloomberg making an announcement that NYC now recycles hard plastic.
At first I was fairly sure I could see the steel lattice that is the first part of tower, but it was hard viewing it through the construction lattice.
In this photo from a month ago you can see the base of the tower on the scaffold.
Now it is not visible at all from my tenement roof. I think I can make out the round holes in the scaffold erected to assemble the tower elements. So when the tower reaches high enough I should be able to see it below the holes. I need to check more often to see if I can capture the cranes in action, transporting sections of the tower.