Final Section Of 'Freedom Tower' Spire Rises In NYC

Final Section Of 'Freedom Tower' Spire Rises In NYC

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Construction crews at the site where the World Trade Center once stood put the last two sections of a spire on top of the building known as One World Trade Center on Thursday morning.

This makes the structure the tallest building in the western hemisphere, and it comes about 11.5 years after the Sept. 11 terror attacks.

The spire measures 408 feet and weighs almost 6 tons.

One World Trade Center stands a symbolic 1,776-feet-tall, a tribute to the year the United States declared its independence.

The spire will be used for television broadcasting. It had been scheduled to be placed atop the building on Monday, but high winds forced officials to change their plans.

They rescheduled the placement for Thursday, the two-year anniversary of the day Navy Seals killed terror mastermind Osama bin Laden at his hideaway in Pakistan.

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