Pictures: 408ft spire to top One World Trade Center

One World Trade Centre will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere once completed. Picture: Getty

One World Trade Centre will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere once completed. Picture: Getty

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A SPIRE over 400 feet tall was moved to a temporary platform yesterday, ahead of its attachment to the new building at the site of the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center.

When bolted into place at a later date, the spire will make One World Trade Center the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, towering over other New York City skyscrapers. The addition of the spire will make One World Trade Center 1,776 feet tall.

The top piece of the 408-foot spire for One World Trade Center is put in place. Picture: AP

The top piece of the 408-foot spire for One World Trade Center is put in place. Picture: AP

The raising of the spire comes on the second anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden.

One World Trade Center is built on the site where the September 11, 2001 attacks toppled the original World Trade Center towers.

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