Reporting Walt Hunter
By Walt Hunter
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Workers at the Phillystran, Inc. plant, in Montgomeryville, Montgomery County, played a special role in the building of One World Trade Center on this 12th Anniversary of 9/11.
They designed and help install 8,100 foot cables that help secure the very top of the building. More than a decade in the designing, and a year in the manufacturing, the unique cables were shipped by tractor trailer to the site and installation completed in August.
Each cable is capable of supporting 1.7 million pounds.
“It’s exhilarating to know what we did is above the tower now,” Phillystran worker Jim Kennedy told CBS 3′s Walt Hunter during a tour of the facility where the cables were made.
The workers explained, as the cables were being anchored, they looked down 1,400 feet into the neighboring Memorial, realizing that they had contributed not just to a building project, but to the rebirth of their nation.