The One World Trade Center Received its Final Piece
Twelve years after the disaster on 9/11, New York’s skyline is finally restored. The One World Trade Center recently received its last component in the form of an imposing 408-foot long spire that brought the building to a staggering height of 1,776 feet. Its height was not chosen randomly, since 1776 is the year in which the famed Declaration of Independence was adopted by the Continental Congress.
The skyscraper is now the tallest in the entire Western Hemisphere, and the third tallest in the world. The 758-ton spire boasts an LED powered light that can be seen from great distances, along with a broadcast antenna. It was placed on top of the One World Trade Center using a crane, while the entire process was being recorded by a GoPro camera so all could bear witness to this outstanding achievement.