Cheers Erupt as Spire Placed Atop One World Trade Center (WATCH)

Cheers Erupt as Spire Placed Atop One World Trade Center (WATCH)

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Manhatten Trade Center spire erected-NBC

A crane lifted the last of a 408-foot tall spire on top of One World Trade Center this morning, a capstone to an emotional 12-year effort to replace the twin towers destroyed by terrorists.

The 18-piece silver spire will top out the tower at a symbolic 1,776 feet, a nod to the year America signed the Declaration of Independence.

The New York office building is just north of the original towers, now the hallowed ground known as Ground Zero.

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