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March 12, 2016

Two years ago, coming off one of the worst

winters in memory, I spent an afternoon with 6 of the ironworkers who built One World Trade Center.  When asked about how they handled snow, they said they shoveled the snow off every beam – 10” wide and 1,000 feet up in frigid cold—and then they chopped off the ice. If the beams were still icy, they melted the remaining ice with blowtorches. Then they continued work.  No brag. Just fact. Big tough guys. Guys who will be lucky to walk when they retire. You’ll never meet a more tenderhearted group.

 

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