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The Final Piece Of One World Trade Center Has Been Lifted

A big step toward the building’s completion, scheduled for late 2013.

1. This is the tip of the spire of One WTC — the final touch on a building that, at 1,776 feet, will be the tallest in the Western Hemisphere.

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3. Though the final piece was lifted today, it will be attached to the spire at a later date.

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Mark Lennihan / AP

Ironworker Tommy Hickey holds a guide rope as the final piece of spire is hoisted to the roof.

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6. For now, the piece will rest on a temporary work platform.

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10. The 18-piece spire will be 408 feet tall.

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GARY HERSHORN / Reuters

13. The final piece was visible even from Jersey City Heights, across the Hudson River.

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Jessica Testa is a national reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
 
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