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A 408-foot spire that will make One World Trade Center in New York the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere was moved into place Thursday to cheers from dozens of construction workers on the ground. Workers draped a huge American flag from the side of the spire before it began a 35-minute ascent in an event filled with emotion as one of the final steps of a construction project that began when the Twin Towers were knocked from the New York skyline by terrorists in 2001, killing 2,753 people. When all 18 sections of the 408-foot spire are finally assembled and mounted in the coming weeks, One World Trade Center will be 1,776 feet tall, reaching higher than the 1,451-foot high Willis Tower, once known as Sears Tower, in Chicago.
A 408-foot spire that will make One World Trade Center in New York the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere was moved into place Thursday to cheers from dozens of construction workers on the ground. Workers draped a huge American flag from the side of the spire before it began a 35-minute ascent in an event filled with emotion as one of the final steps of a construction project that began when the Twin Towers were knocked from the New York skyline by terrorists in 2001, killing 2,753 people. When all 18 sections of the 408-foot spire are finally assembled and mounted in the coming weeks, One World Trade Center will be 1,776 feet tall, reaching higher than the 1,451-foot high Willis Tower, once known as Sears Tower, in Chicago.
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A 408-foot spire that will make One World Trade Center in New York the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere was moved into place Thursday to cheers from dozens of construction workers on the ground. Workers draped a huge American flag from the side of the spire before it began a 35-minute ascent in an event filled with emotion as one of the final steps of a construction project that began when the Twin Towers were knocked from the New York skyline by terrorists in 2001, killing 2,753 people. When all 18 sections of the 408-foot spire are finally assembled and mounted in the coming weeks, One World Trade Center will be 1,776 feet tall, reaching higher than the 1,451-foot high Willis Tower, once known as Sears Tower, in Chicago.


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