LOWER MANHATTAN — One World Trade Center’s 408-foot spire will soon be making waves.
Television broadcasters including WNBC, PBS and CBS are bringing their transmission operations to the tower, the Durst Organization, the building’s owner, announced recently.
The move is something of a homecoming for the outlets — they used to broadcast from the World Trade Center but were forced to relocate to the Empire State Building after 9/11.
The spire is currently being outfitted with the necessary antennas for transmissions, but the company said it did not yet know when broadcasting would begin.
The building’s 1,776-foot height and state-of-the-art communications infrastructure gives the broadcasters “unprecedented coverage for their signal,” the company said in a statement.
According to the Wall Street Journal, Durst also hopes to sign leases with broadcasters for radio transmissions as well.