Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone
Share on FacebookTweet about this on TwitterEmail this to someone

One World Trade Center reached its full, symbolic 1,776 feet this morning with the permanent installation of the building’s spire.

The final pieces of the spire were raised to the top of the Lower Manhattan structure last week, but were not attached until today.

One World Trade building is now the tallest in the Western Hemisphere and third tallest in the world, according to the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey.

On April 30, 2012, it surpassed the Empire State Building to become tallest one in the city.

The first section of One World Trade Center’s 408-foot spire was installed in December.

The spire will serve as a state-of-the-art broadcast facility.

 

RECOMMENDED STORIES

Comments:

Join The Discussion



Related Stories
Queens News Quiz: How well do you know this week’s news?
Queens News Quiz: How well do you know this week’s news?
Cops buckle down on knifepoint robberies, Denny’s is coming to Queens and 8 more top stories this week
Cops buckle down on knifepoint robberies, Denny’s is coming to Queens and 8 more top stories this week
Popular Stories
Photo by NYPD and Google Maps
Flushing’s Bowne Playground was the scene of two recent pedophile attacks
Photos by Google Maps and NYPD
Three teenage burglars force their way into a Fresh Meadows apartment at gunpoint
QNS photo
UPDATE: Bayside street will be renamed after a beloved softball coach
Skip to toolbar