Look | Top of the World Trade Center in Fall

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Iron Workers at the top of One World Trade Center on 10.25.2011. Iron Workers at the top of One World Trade Center on 10.25.2011. (Stephen Nessen/WNYC)

WNYC began visiting the World Trade Center site in April 2010 and continues to document the construction of One World Trade Center, the 9/11 Memorial, the transportation hub and the people working on the site.

Heavy winds at the top of One World Trade Center have impinged on work these last few weeks, and on this recent day it brought work to a standstill.

Iron worker Michael O'Reilly, 36, said when the seasons change from winter to spring and summer to fall, the winds pick up and make work slow at the top. And if work at the top is stalled, it can slow progress at the rest of the site. On this day, concrete was poured up to the 84th floor and structural steel is up to the 86th floor. 





Michael O'Reilly, 36, is an iron worker from Hoboken, New Jersey.


Shaved steel at One World Trade Center.



Peter Jacobs (left) and a fellow steel worker looking at the New York Times Magazine that they are featured in.



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Comments [7]


Mike, It was a pleasure meeting you at the Surf Bar in Jersey City. You and your fellow workers are true hero's

La-Vita & Herbert

Jun. 15 2013 11:49 PM
Lloyd Anderson from Cooperstown, NY

Mike, Seen the show,,,,Tom would be proud. Give my regards to Mom, Brother, and Sister.Hope all is well. Contact me on Facebook. Living in Jersey???? What happened to St. Croix? LOL


Jan. 27 2012 01:36 PM
Nathan from Hoboken, NJ

Nice to see what my ridiculously jacked up tolls and PATH fares are pouring into. PANYNJ is a farce.

Nov. 21 2011 08:04 PM
Karen D from Vermont

I just saw for the first time the show on the Iron Workers and the rebuilding of one of the Twin Towers. I want to say "Thank You" to you and to all that have made the rebuilding possible. To watch you work, to hear your words, your story with your Father and the determination of all on board I say " I am proud to be an American". Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Nov. 20 2011 07:07 PM
Kerry Davis

Stunningly beautiful photos. Nice job.

Nov. 04 2011 06:45 PM
Edward Goldner from Youngstown, Oh.

OUTSTANDING PIC'S, brings back great memories! Makes me want to strap on a belt again! Keep that IRON flying,

Semper Fi

Oct. 31 2011 08:16 AM

What a great project!

Like the iron workers, did you learn to feel comfortable way up there?

Oct. 27 2011 01:04 PM

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