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One World Trade Center Spire Installation Video

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Last Friday cheers broke out among crew workers and spectators as the final piece of New York City's One World Trade Center was put into place. That last component took the form of a 408-foot spire, bringing the structure to a height of 1,776 feet, making it the building the tallest in the Western Hemisphere -- and third tallest in the world -- while alluding to the year the nation first declared independence. The spire weighed in at 758 tons, featuring a broadcast antenna as well as an LED powered light that can be seen from miles away. A GoPro camera captured the moment that the final piece of the spire was lifted by crane and attached to the top of the skyscraper, ultimately capping off a 12-year effort to restore New York City’s skyline after 9/11. Check out the video below.