Nightly News   |  May 02, 2013

Spire adorns Freedom Tower

A spire was raised on top of the new World Trade Center building that will house a lighting facility and a beacon. When it’s fully installed the Freedom Tower will stand 1776 feet high. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> when the last bolt is in place it will tower over new york city at 1776 feet, the tallest point in the western hemisphere . the spire was raised today on the building known both as the freedom tower and the new world trade center . it will top out over 300 feet above the empire state building . it will be a thousand feet shorter than the tallest building in the world in dubai.