Nightly News   |  November 08, 2013

Freedom Tower spire lights tested for first time

At 1,776 feet, the Freedom Tower may be the tallest building in the country due to the tall spire and beacon, which holds hundreds of LEDs. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> in tall building news tonight a couple of oh developments. here in new york there is something newly visible on the skyline. the so-called freedom tower built on the site of the world trade center is getting its spire lit up for the first time. though it's just a test tonight. at 1776 feet it may be the tallest building in the country if a committee of architects decides it is. they will decide if the spire counts as part of the structure. if it doesn't, the sears tower in chicago, known as the willis tire, will remain the tallest building .