As a crane lifted the final pieces of a spire to the top of One World Trade Center, the tower became 1,776 feet high -- the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The height harkens to the year the Declaration of Independence was signed, which was in 1776. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports.
The World Trade Center's rebirth has long revolved around creating a centerpiece of unsparing symbolism: a skyscraper 1,776 feet tall, its height an homage and a bold statement about looking forward. Full story
After over six years of construction, the final pieces of the One World Trade Center building are being put in place, making it the tallest building in the western hemisphere. NBC’s Anne Thompson reports and Matt Lauer takes in the view from the top.
With a blast of an air horn from TODAY’s Matt Lauer, crews atop One World Trade Center begin to lift the last pieces of the building’s spire into place to make the tower a symbolic 1,776 feet tall.
Cheers erupt as the final pieces of the spire are put into place atop One World Trade Center, an accomplishment more than six years in the making. TODAY’s Matt Lauer reports from 1,500 feet in the air, saying he feels “a certain sense of personal pride” to see the spire completed.
On Friday, May 10, 2013, 1 World Trade Center became the tallest building in the western hemisphere when its spire was permanently installed. The building now stands at a symbolic 1,776 feet.
TODAY’s Matt Lauer opens Friday’s broadcast with a breathtaking (and, according to Savannah, stomach-churning) view from the top of One World Trade Center as workers prepare to lift the final pieces of the spire that will take the tower to its full height of 1,776 feet.
The piece of debris from one of the planes that hit the World Trade Center on 9/11 was removed from a narrow space between two buildings Wednesday, and investigators said no human remains were found at the scene. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.
The final section of the spire sits on top of One World Trade Center on May 10, 2013 in New York.
A shadow stretches into New Jersey before a spire is lifted to the top of One World Trade Center in New York May 10, 2013. Workers cheered and whistled as they completed the spire on New York's One World Trade Center on Friday, raising the building to its full height of 1,776 feet and helping fill a
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The final piece of the spire at One World Trade Center is lifted into place in New York, May 10, 2013. Workers cheered and whistled as they completed the spire on New York's One World Trade Center on Friday, raising the building to its full height of 1,776 feet and helping fill a void in the skylin