This past week the spire was placed on the top of the new World Trade building in New York bringing the building to a height of 1,776 feet. This makes the building the worlds third tallest building and the tallest in the United States.

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Construction workers applauded as the spire was attached. The building is a symbol of the nation's resolve following the 911 attacks. According to MSN the 408-foot spire, weighing 758 tons, will serve as a world-class broadcast antenna. An LED-powered light emanating from it will be seen from miles away and a beacon will be at the top to ward off aircraft.

The building will open in 2014.