Final Column at 1 World Trade Center in Place, Finally, Topping Out City’s Tallest Tower

A month and a half ago, President Obama arrived at ground zero to much fanfare to inspect the towers rising there and maybe even finish them off.

There was some talk that (maybe) the hemisphere’s biggest building was set to top out, but that happened only this morning at a brief ceremony. Construction workers and police officers assembled to sign the final column of 1 World Trade Center before it was hauled more than 100 stories into place, according to a pool report.
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