In just about a week, the observatory atop New York City’s One World Trade Center will open for visitors. Built on the site where the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 attacks by Islamic terrorists once stood, the “Freedom Tower” is the tallest building in the United States and the fourth-tallest structure on the planet.
Construction of the 104-story Center began on April 27, 2006. On May 10, 2013, the final segment of the tower’s spire was installed, giving the building a total height of 1,776 feet — certainly a number appropriate for America’s Freedom Tower that stands as a proud symbol of the country’s resilience and stature in the world.
To witness the 8-year span of the construction of the One World Trade Center in just under 2 minutes, you can click on the remarkable time-lapse video above, courtesy of NewsLook.com.
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h/t: USA Today