The last section of the spire goes up today. The building will be finished completely sometime around the end of next year.
Somehow this Napoleonic fanfare seems appropriate.
I must admit that I'm very disappointed to see Kenneth Snelson's design for the spire discarded. It would have been a worthy successor to the great Art Deco spires on the city sky line, especially the Empire State Building.
The top of the spire on the roof ready to be installed