Architectural sheet metal shop makes spire for new World Trade Center
When New York City tourists look up at the new One World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan, they may not know the story behind its spire top.
The 40-foot spire, which sits atop the 1,776-foot building — the tallest in the Western Hemisphere — was made by Kammetal workers, an architectural sheet metal company in the New York City borough of Brooklyn.
The glass-and-steel spire was cut using a TruLaser 1030 from Trumpf Inc. The manufacturer says the 2-D laser cutting machine offers an energy-efficient design ideal for smaller shops.
Trumpf provided an extra TruLaser 1030 to Kammetal when its shop was damaged by Hurricane Sandy.