1-WTC Tops Out
Here’s an awesome video of workers installing the final section of the spire atop One World Trade Center – a.k.a. the “Freedom Tower.” With the addition of this final section of the building’s 408-foot spire, 1-WTC has reached its symbolic height of 1,776 feet – making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third tallest building in the world.
Here’s the clip, but if you’ve got vertigo (or are afraid of heights) we recommend not watching …
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Damn … we’re dizzy!
Built on the site of the toppled twin towers, One World Trade Center overlooks the National September 11 Memorial and Museum – which opened to the public on September 12, 2011. Built with a mix of 9/11 insurance money, taxpayer funds and private investment, One World Trade Center is expected to cost roughly $3.8 billion by the time of its completion.