The Canadian PressMay 10, 2013 14:00
NEW YORK, N.Y. - A silver spire, built in part in Canada, has been fully installed on the roof of One World Trade Center, bringing the iconic structure to its full, symbolic height of 1,776 feet.
The installation of the spire was completed Friday morning after pieces of it had been transported to the roof of the building last week. Construction workers below applauded the milestone.
The 1,776 feet — or 541 metres — is symbolic of the year 1776, when the U.S. declared its independence.