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One World Trade Center Spire Makes Skyscraper Tallest in U.S.

By Aidan Gardiner on May 10, 2013 10:33am 

 Workers secured the spire atop One World Trade Center Friday morning, making the structure the tallest in the U.S.
Workers secured the spire atop One World Trade Center Friday morning, making the structure the tallest in the U.S.
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NEW YORK CITY — Workers on Friday mounted a massive spire atop One World Trade Center, raising the structure to its final height of 1,776 feet, reports said.

The 408-foot spire propelled the building to its place as the tallest in the United States, several feet higher than the Twin Towers that once stood there until their destruction in the 9/11 attacks.

The spire was raised into position last week. When completed, it will act as a broadcast antenna and ward off aircraft with bright-red LED lights, according to the Associated Press.

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