While news just recently came out that the Durst Organization, owners of the 1,776-foot World Trade Center tower (formerly known as Freedom Tower), wants to install a broadcast antenna, its wish was apparently granted: One World Trade Center will have a 408-foot broadcasting spire at its top when completed, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey announced 3/6. A broadcast center to be built at the top of the 104-story building is projected to generate more than $10 million annually by broadcasting TV and FM radio signals.
The building’s construction has reached the 92nd floor. It will be the Western Hemisphere’s tallest building, according to the authority.
The Durst Organization will oversee construction and operation of the broadcast facility.
“Broadcasting from the top of One World Trade Center is both an economic and symbolic achievement,” said Jody Durst, president of The Durst Organization. “It’s hard to imagine a more appropriate setting for an ultra-modern broadcast facility than the pinnacle of the world’s most iconic building. At the same time, the facility would serve as a source of ongoing revenue for the property.”