Matt Gelbke, Star of “Iron Men,” Literally On Top of 4 World Trade Center

Before tenants can set foot inside the new World Trade Center, the men and women behind the development’s massive and ambitious construction have to place the iron, sometimes at staggering, dangerous heights. Local 40 Ironworker Matt Gelbke, who works as a connector for DCM, has helped turn Tower 4 into a 977-foot standing structure. It is a job that is risky and interesting enough for The Weather Channel to feature the building’s construction on the network’s reality show “Iron Men.” Mr. Gelbke, 27, spoke with The Commercial Observer about working at great heights while a camera crew films his every move.
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Matt Gelbke, Star of “Iron Men,” Literally On Top of 4 World Trade Center