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January 16, 2013

Crews install spire base on 1 WTC roof

By VERENA DOBNIK
Associated Press

NEW YORK — Workers at the rising 1 World Trade Center on Tuesday installed the first piece of the spire that will make the 104-floor skyscraper the tallest in the Western Hemisphere.

Dozens of construction workers were on hand as two giant cranes on the roof slowly lowered the massive, round piece of steel into its socket — the base of the 800-ton, 408-foot spire that will also serve as a world-class broadcast antenna.


 
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