A couple of weeks back, as the last two escalators, each weighing 38,000 pounds, were hoisted into the One World Trade Center. They certainly made somewhat of a majestic visual spectacle snaking their way up in the air like that. Scott Lahmers, the technical specialist for ThyssenKrupp Americas who worked on the installation of 74 elevators and 9 escalators in the building, captured some gorgeous pictures of the process.
No one should be surprised that the US Navy has used some of the steel from the World Trade Center to build a new state-of-the-art battle ship, but still — WTF? Hurricane Katrina delayed the construction of the USS New York in 2005, but when the 684-foot amphibious assault ship is completed, it will have [...]