Saturday, May 11, 2013

Spire Tops Trade Center

Workers cheered.
Spectators applauded.
The spire, draped in an American flag,
set atop One World Trade Center.

The silver structure
will serve as a broadcast atenna,
a signal for aircraft
a symbol of the resurrection
of One World Trade Center.

It’s a proud day for the city.

With the 408 foot spire added, One World Trade Center is 1,776 feet high, symbolic of the year the United States declared independence.  It is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. It took 11-plus years, but New York City has now restored its skyline.

© 2013 Catherine Giordano

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