photo: © tugster

Finally it’s here, well some of it anyway. The World Trade center has been waiting for her antenna, a 458-foot spire to top the tower at a symbolic 1,776 feet. Last Friday, DonJon Marine’s Atlantic Salvor brought in the Witte barge 1407 with nine of the 18 sections of the enormous spire structure. Tugster was “at the office” on Friday and captured these amazing shots of the arrival.

photo: © tugster

From The Daily Mail: A boat carrying eight sections of the 458-foot antenna that will potentially make One World Trade Center the nation’s tallest building is finally en route to New York from Canada via the Atlantic seaboard.

The Atlantic Salvor barge [tug]  is expected to arrive in Port Newark next week following a 1,500-mile journey. Once in New Jersey, the spires will be transferred to Manhattan. Read more here…

photo: © tugster

From The Washington Post: The spire is divided into 18 sections that weigh between 5 tons and more than 67 tons. Eight of the sections are being transported via barge 1,500 nautical miles south from Canada on the Atlantic Salvor. It left Quebec on Nov. 16 and is expected next week at Port Newark in New Jersey. The remaining sections are expected to arrive via truck in mid-December. Read more here…

by Mai Armstrong for Working Harbor Committee

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