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World Trade Center Finally Gets Its Spire (Photos)

Final Sections Of Spire Raised To Top Of One World Trade Center
Spencer Platt/Getty Images

One World Trade Center, which will soon become the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, received one of its final pieces today: the spire that will sit atop the skyscraper.

A crane raised the 408-foot, 700-ton spire from the ground on Thursday, in a process watched by dozens at the Lower Manhattan site where the Twin Towers once stood. As of now, the spire is sitting near the top of the building as it awaits final implementation by iron workers at a later date.

The building, when finished, will stand 1,776 feet high, a height chosen when it was still going to be called the Freedom Tower. One World Trade Center will be the third-tallest in the world, behind Dubai’s Burj Khalifa (2,717 feet) and Saudi Arabia’s Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel (1,971 feet).

Here are some pictures from the event:

Final Sections Of Spire Raised To Top Of One World Trade Center
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Final Sections Of Spire Raised To Top Of One World Trade Center
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Final Sections Of Spire Raised To Top Of One World Trade Center
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Final Sections Of Spire Raised To Top Of One World Trade Center
Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Final Sections Of Spire Raised To Top Of One World Trade Center
A construction worker looks on as the spire is hoisted. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Port Authority Offers Media Tour Of One World Trade Observatory On 100th Floor
The view from the 100th floor of One World Trade Center. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

[NBC]

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