Construction workers placed theΒ 408-foot spire atop One World Trade Center in Manhattan Friday morning.

The spire brings the tower to a symbolicΒ 1,776 feet, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

1 WTC reaching 1,776 feet, from my vantage point in the Village.

1 World Trade Center minutes after spire installed into place (view from 1 WFC).

Final piece is on! #WTC

And a photo that says more than any image of the building:

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