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Cranes Install Base Of Spire At 1 WTC

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NEW YORK (AP) - Workers using two giant cranes on the 104th floor roof of 1 World Trade Center have installed the first piece of the spire that will make it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
    
The nearly 70-ton piece was brought to Manhattan last month by barge. It's the heaviest of 18 parts of the spire that will complete the 1,776-foot skyscraper symbolizing America's freedom.
    
Dozens of construction workers were on hand Tuesday as the massive, round piece of steel slowly descended into its socket.
    
Below, there's a view of the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island.

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