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    Spire Raised to One World Trade

    NEW YORK, NY - MAY 02:  The 408-foot spire is seen after it was hoisted onto a temporary platform on the top of One World Trade Center on May 2, 2013 in New York City. When bolted into place at a later date, the spire will make One World Trade Center the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.The raising of the spire, which comes on the second anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, will make One World Trade Center 1,776 feet tall. One World Trade Center is built on the site where the September 11, 2001 attacks toppled the original World Trade Center towers.  (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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    The Western Hemisphere's tallest building is receiving its finishing touches. On Thursday, workers hoisted a spire to the top of One World Trade Center, built in the spot of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks. The spire, which holds a flag and lights, is waiting on a temporary platform to be permanently attached. Steven Plate, head of construction, said the addition will "give a tremendous indication to people around the entire region and the world that we are back and we are better than ever."

    It will host a flag and lighting facility.
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