NEW YORK CITY-Nearly one year since the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and one month after One World Trade Center surpassed the Empire State Building in height, the World Trade Center hit another historic milestone today: Silverstein Properties’ Tower 4 officially topped out after the final steel beam rose 977 feet and was placed atop the 72-story skyscraper at a ceremony earlier this morning.

As construction workers, local officials and the commercial real estate community looked on, the tune of “God Bless America” played in the background as the steel beam soared to the top of the tower, making it the final piece in a historic moment for Lower Manhattan – a neighborhood once ravished with sadness and destruction, now reborn.

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