Construction workers on Friday bolted the last pieces of a 408-foot spire into place atop One World Trade Center, a symbol of New York's comeback after the terror attacks of September 11, 2001.
The spire brings the iconic building to a height of 1,776 feet, an allusion to the year the United States declared its independence, and also makes the building the tallest in the Western Hemisphere and the third tallest in the world.
“This is a nice tourist attraction,” an officer with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey told Arutz Sheva.
“This country has been resilient and we’ve been rebuilding and restoring,” he added. “A lot of people died here, but we’re never going to forget and this is a reminder of that. This is about hope and pride.”