Quebec Mohawk Ironworkers Complete NYC's Tallest Building

CBC  |  Posted: 05/02/2012 6:50 pm Updated: 05/08/2012 9:31 am

One World Trade Center

The New York City skyline has grown taller, and once again it's thanks to a group from Quebec.

On Monday, Mohawk ironworkers from Kahnawake were on top of the One World Trade Centre, the giant structure being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks.

Workers erected steel columns that made its unfinished skeleton a little over 1,250 feet high, just enough to clear the roof of the observation deck on the Empire State Building.

The Mohawk community has a rich history of working on the New York City skyline.

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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: One World Trade Center building, which is under construction on the site of the destroyed original World Trade Center, is seen on April 30, 2012 in New York City. One World Trade officially surpassed the height of the Empire State Building today to become New York City's tallest building. With its unfinished frame the building stands at a little more than 1,250 feet high. It is not expected to reach its full height for at least another year, when it will likely to be declared the tallest building in the United States and the third-tallest in the world. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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