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One World Trade Center Just Reached Its Final Height

Becoming the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

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1 World Trade Center is officially the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere http://t.co/iEdTMA5K8S

New York Post

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1 World Trade Center is officially the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere http://t.co/iEdTMA5K8S

BREAKING NEWS: Crews high atop One World Trade Center installing the 408ft spire that will bring it to 1,776 ft.

CBS 6 Albany

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BREAKING NEWS: Crews high atop One World Trade Center installing the 408ft spire that will bring it to 1,776 ft.

Workers mount final piece of spire on top of One World Trade Center. Watch live: http://t.co/hBNtQ9BAM1

CBS This Morning

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Workers mount final piece of spire on top of One World Trade Center. Watch live: http://t.co/hBNtQ9BAM1

1 World Trade Center from our vantage point in Jersey City for @todayshow

Anne Thompson

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1 World Trade Center from our vantage point in Jersey City for @todayshow

The tower now stands at a symbolic 1,776 feet tall at its "architectural top," which includes the 18-piece, 408-foot spire. (Read here about the big debate over whether the structure is really technically the Western Hemisphere's tallest.)

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

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