WTC: Rising above
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NEW YORK (AP) - The World Trade Center's rebirth has long revolved around creating a centerpiece of unsparing symbolism: a skyscraper 1,776 feet tall, its height an homage and a bold statement about looking forward. The new 1 World Trade Center reached that height with the lowering of a silvery spire from a crane on Friday, officially taking its place as a signature of the city's skyline. The 408-foot spire is set into place at the top of One World Trade Center Friday.
FILE - In this March 26, 2012 file photo, One World Trade Center and the Lower Manhattan skyline are reflected in the Hudson River in New York. The addition of the One World Trade Center spire on Friday, May 10, 2013, and its raising of the building's height to 1,776 feet, makes the building the tallest structure in the U.S. and third-tallest in the world, although building experts dispute whether the spire is actually an antenna - a crucial distinction in measuring the building's height.
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File