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1 World Trade Center Now Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere

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Slade Sohmer


By Slade Sohmer on May 10, 2013


Forty years and a month after the World Trade Center’s Twin Towers opened, nearly 12 years after they fell, workers permanently installed the spire atop 1 World Trade Center. The building now stands at a symbolic 1,776 feet, the tallest in the Western Hemisphere. Anne Thompson took the shot of the day:

1 wtc
via Anne Thompson/@annenbcnews

1 wtc nbc
via NBCNews/Instagram

We’ve come a long way since workers poured the first concrete poured into the foundation of the World Trade Center in September 1966.

WORLD TRADE CENTER CONSTRUCTION
(AP Photo)

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Some pics of the spire going up:

APTOPIX World Trade Center Spire
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

World Trade Center
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

World Trade Center
AP Photo/Mark Lennihan

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