Iron Workers on Rock Center with Brian Williams Tonight (building nation's tallest tower)
Iron Workers Local 40 will be featured on an MSNBC special, “The Rising,” TONIGHT at 9 / 8 central. “The Rising” highlights the incredible journey of the proud men and women of the Iron Workers Union who helped to restore New York’s skyline during the construction of One World Trade Center. In just a few weeks’ time, One World Trade Center will surpass the height of the Empire State Building, and after its completion, the tower will be the tallest building in the United States.
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World Trade Center nears 'top out,' workers reflect on building nation's tallest tower
Wed Apr 11, 2012 11:48 AM EDT
The iron workers assembling the last few floors of One World Trade Center say that their work above New York City’s skyline is more than just a job.
“It’s a part of history. It’s a part of rebuilding you know, part of putting lives back together to show people that the spirit won’t be broken,” iron worker Marvin Davis told Harry Smith in an interview airing tonight on Rock Center with Brian Williams.
Davis is the general foreman at the World Trade Center site. He is part of the generations of Mohawk Indians who have built New York’s famous skyscrapers. Both Davis and his son are helping construct One World Trade Center, formerly called the Freedom Tower.
“It’s a fortress. It’s a better built building than I’ve been on ever,” Davis said. “With the concrete and the steel, you know, both of them together combined, you know, this thing is, I think is impenetrable.”