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    Updated on Aug 24, 2020. Posted on May 2, 2013

    The Final Piece Of One World Trade Center Has Been Lifted

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

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

    Mark Lennihan / AP
    Mark Lennihan / AP

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

    LUCAS JACKSON / Reuters

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

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    LUCAS JACKSON / Reuters
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    Seth Wenig / AP

    The 18-piece spire will be 408 feet tall.

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    GARY HERSHORN / Reuters
    GARY HERSHORN / Reuters

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

    Julio Cortez / AP

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