One World Trade Center already is New York’s tallest building.
And when the last pieces of its spire eventually rise to the roof, the 104-floor skyscraper that replaces the fallen twin towers will be just feet from becoming the highest in the Western Hemisphere.
Officials had hoped that would happen Monday, but the weather did not cooperate.
The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey says the spire pieces plus a steel beacon will instead be lifted at a later date from the rooftop to cap the building at 1,776 feet.
Installation of the 800-ton, 408-foot spire began in December, after 18 pieces were shipped from Canada and New Jersey.
The spire will serve as a world-class broadcast antenna.