Construction workers applauded Thursday as a crane raised the flag-draped spire of One World Trade Center to the top of the skyscraper.
When they install the spire at a later date, it will cap the structure at a symbolic 1,776 feet. The Port Authority says the spire, which acts as a fixture for various antennas, will bump the 104-story building to be the tallest in the Western Hemisphere, reports New Jersey's The Star-Ledger.
It's hard to find another band that's stayed as true to its vision as Low. Alan Sparhawk and Mimi Parker have been making Low records for 20 years now, and just released their 10th full-length album, The Invisible Way.
Airs Monday, May 20 at 11 a.m. This week on the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra conductorManfred Honeck is joined by violinist Nikolaij Znaider for a performance of the Violin Concerto by Jean Sibelius. Also on the program Steven Stucky’s Silent Spring and the Symphony No. 6, “Pathetique” by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
Kermit Poling talks with Giovanni De Chiaro about the Mickey Davis Concert Saturday, May 4 at 7 p.m. in the El Dorado High School Auditorium. The concert is free and open to the public but is also a fund raising program for the Mickey Davis Scholarship Fund. More information at 870 - 862 - 0521.
Arbor Day celebrations have come and gone, but winter weather is gripping the Plains and Upper Midwest. The storm that dumped snow in the Rockies a day earlier is threatening to blanket parts of the region with up to 8 inches of snow on Thursday.
The National Weather Service warns: "Significant accumulations of snow continue to be reported across portions of southeast Minnesota and northeast Iowa, with over 15 inches already in Dodge Center, (Minn.)."