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Spireはパート1に出るか?

 
ワールドトレードセンターにアンテナ部分が取り付けられて540メートルほどになり、アメリカ一、西半球一の高さのビルになったというニュースがありました。

この塔のことはspireと表現されて、日本のニュースでは「尖塔」、「尖塔のアンテナ部分」、
「アンテナなどを取り付ける塔」と説明されていました。

こういうときの喜びを表す表現は学べそうなのでAP通信の動画を見てみます。

World Trade Center Hits Record Height
公開日: 2013/05/10
The silver spire topping One World Trade Center on Friday brought the structure to its final height of 1,776 feet. Loud applause and cries of joy erupted from construction workers as the spire was gently lowered and secured into place. (May 10)




This is a great day for the country, it’s a great day for the Port Authority and particularly for all the thousands of workers that workers tirelessly to make this a reality. This has been more than a job for these guys; this has been a mission and they’ve been passionate and truly they’ve been working day and night as tribute to the victims of 9/11, a horrific event that happened here on this very site. I think people now are coming to New York to view and see this building as a symbol of the resiliency of our country, and freedom and liberty. And it’s great to have it back off today.

It is nice to be a part of it. Finally we’ve reached it. It’s symbolic, everybody knows that. I’m excited and proud to be here.

It’s an emotional day. People have been working on this for a decade. And the men and women working on this project, as I said, they’ve given their blood, sweat and tears. When the spire went up, there were tears in the guys’s eyes. You know, it’s not about handshakes. Today it’s about hugs. It’s about remenbering why we’re here. We’re going to rebuild for the good of the county. We’re going to rebuild bigger and bettter to show people that you know our freedom and liberty is something we are going to defend. People can attack it. But it’s is not something, We have resiliency and strength to come back to build the stronger.

以下のようなものは、どんな状況でも応用できそうですね。

This is a great day for the country
It is nice to be a part of it.
I’m excited and proud to be here

責任者の方がねぎらう言葉もありましたね。

This has been more than a job for these guys; this has been a mission
they’ve been working day and night as tribute to the victims of 9/11
I think people now are coming to New York to view and see this building as a symbol of the resiliency of our country, and freedom and liberty.

以下のような泥臭い言葉もありました。blood, sweat and tearsとおなじみのイディオム表現が使われています。

It’s an emotional day. People have been working on this for a decade. And the men and women working on this project, as I said, they've given their blood, sweat and tears. When the spire went up, there were tears in the guys’s eyes.

このような動画がニュース記事ではどうなるのか、関連AP記事はリンク先で読めます。

Crews Permanently Install Spire On Top Of One World Trade Center
Applause Erupts As Iconic Building Reaches A Symbolic 1,776 Feet
May 10, 2013 5:57 PM



これまでが、ちょっと難しく感じられる人は以下のFOXニュースのラジオがいいかもしれません。リンク先では音声も聞けます。TOEICのパート4はこのニュースぐらいの長さしかありませんので、TOEICのレベルはそのレベルということです。

One World Trade Center Reaches New Heights [VIDEO]

When the Twin Towers were destroyed on 9/11, officials promised to rebuild. It took nearly a dozen years. (Cheers) And now, the new World Trade Center has reached its full height. With chants of USA!, construction workers put into place a long spire, making the new tower exactly 1,776 feet tall. It was a moment of celebration:

Construction workers: “This is a great day for the country.” // “We’re making history. It’s a long time coming.” // “It’s great to finish off the building.”

There’s still more construction work to be done, but the new World Trade Center is now the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

In New York, Hank Weinbloom, FOX News Radio.
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