Final Oculus “wing” placed

The Oculus’ final rafter is positioned in the structure’s southwest corner, near the National September 11 Memorial and Museum.

In New York City, our team erecting the World Trade Center Transportation Hub’s Oculus entrance hall placed the final wing-like rafter on November 25. ”We’re breathing a little easier now,” said Superintendent Paul Orso.

Added Bob Koch, executive vice president: “It’s probably one of the most challenging, difficult jobs we’ve ever done. You’ve got to be very precise with the engineering to keep the structure’s stresses under control.”

The Santiago Calatrava-designed project, underway since 2011, is coming to its conclusion, and its landmark tower cranes coming down.

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