One World Trade Center to become tallest building in Western hemisphere

One World Trade Center to become tallest building in Western hemisphere
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Monday, April 29, 2013 - 7:45am

One World Trade Center will become the tallest building in the Western hemisphere on Monday.

The final two sections of a 408 ft. spire are set to be raised to the top of the 16 acre World Trade Center site.

Once the spire is complete, which includes the installation of a 6 ton stainless steel beacon, it will make the building an iconic height of 1,776 ft.

The first and heaviest section was raised to the top of hte tower back in January.
 

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