Tishman Construction celebrates installation of One World Trade Center spire; Worked with Port authority of N.Y. and N.J. to place 408-foot spire

Installation of One World Trade Center Spire - New York, NY
Installation of One World Trade Center Spire - New York, NY

New York, NY On May 10th, Tishman Construction, an AECOM company, worked with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey to install the final two sections of One World Trade Center's 408-ft. spire. Now bolted in place, the spire brings One World Trade Center's height to a symbolic 1,776 ft., making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. In addition to being an architectural feature, the 758-ton spire is also functional - serving as a beacon for Lower Manhattan and a broadcast facility that will provide transmission services for the region's broadcasters.

"Having built the World Trade Center's original Twin Towers, our company has a strong connection to this site," said Dan Tishman, chairman of Tishman Construction and vice chairman of AECOM. "All of us at Tishman are incredibly proud of this historic achievement."

Jay Badame, Tishman's president and COO for New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania, said, "The installation of One World Trade Center's final section of spire steel is a crowning triumph for everyone involved in the site's rebuilding."

"Friday's extraordinary milestone of One World Trade Center reaching 1,776 ft. would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of the workers from Tishman Construction,'' said Port Authority executive director Pat Foye. "For years, these fearless workers have toiled day after day, often during inclement weather and at great heights. We applaud their dedication in helping us reclaim New York City's skyline."

"I am honored that our team was able to oversee this successful moment, and I thank all of the trade workers for their inspiring commitment," said Tishman's Mike Mennella, executive vice president of World Trade Center projects. "Without them, this building could not have risen to its impressive and magnificent height."

Tishman and AECOM are currently contracted by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and Silverstein Properties to work on a number of projects at the Port Authority's 16-acre site, including One World Trade Center, 3 World Trade Center, 4 World Trade Center, 7 World Trade Center, the Transportation Hub, Vehicle Security Center, retail component, as well as the comprehensive site and streetscape design.

Founded in 1898, Tishman Construction Corporation is one of the world's leading builders, currently managing construction for the 1,776 ft. high One World Trade Center, the Javits Convention Center expansion and renovation in New York, the new headquarters for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C., and the new Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center for high-speed trains in California. Known for successfully managing complex, iconic projects, Tishman is responsible for the construction of more than 450 million square feet of space, incorporating facilities of every size and type, including arts and culture, commercial, convention centers, education, gaming, government, healthcare, hospitality, residential, retail, sports and leisure, technology and transportation. Follow Tishman on Twitter at @TishmanBuilds and like Tishman Construction on Facebook.

Tishman is a part of AECOM Technology Corp., a global provider of professional technical and management support services to a broad range of markets, including transportation, facilities, environmental, energy, water and government. With approximately 45,000 employees around the world, AECOM is a leader in all of the key markets that it serves. AECOM provides a blend of global reach, local knowledge, innovation and technical excellence in delivering solutions that create, enhance and sustain the world's built, natural, and social environments. A Fortune 500 company, AECOM serves clients in more than 140 countries and had revenue of $8.2 billion during the 12 months ended March 31, 2013. More information on AECOM and its services can be found at www.aecom.com.