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Final Sections of World Trade Center Spire Rise to the Top

By Irene Plagianos | May 2, 2013 12:24pm | Updated on May 2, 2013 1:12pm

FINANCIAL DISTRICT — The final sections of the 408-foot spire that will sit atop the World Trade Center were hoisted to the building’s roof Thursday afternoon.

The pieces, lifted to a temporary work platform, will be installed at a later date.

Once put in place, the spire — a broadcast antenna — will make the WTC the city’s tallest building, soaring at a symbolic 1,776 feet into the air.

The long-awaited sky-scrapper is slated to be completed in 2014. Thursday's milestone came 11 years, seven months and 21 days since the WTC terrorist attacks.