The spire on top of One World Trade Center was test lit for the first time on Friday night. (Credit CBS 2)

Spire On Top Of One World Trade Center Test Lit For The First Time

The spire and beacon stand 408 feet tall. The spire can be seen from up to 50 miles away when it is lit on a clear night.


Workers install the final sections of the silver spire atop One World Trade Center, bringing the iconic New York City structure to its full, symbolic height of 1,776 feet. (credit: Tom Kaminski/WCBS 880)

Crews Permanently Install Spire On Top Of One World Trade Center

The spire’s installation 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.


Construction workers watch as the final sections of the spire is raised to the top of One World Trade Center May 2, 2013 to a temporary work platform atop the structure. (STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images))

Final Pieces Of Spire Lifted To The Top Of One World Trade Center

One World Trade Center is getting closer to becoming the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.


A police officer stands in front of the building on Park Place in lower Manhattan where a piece of landing gear believed to be from one of the planes destroyed in the September 11 attacks has been discovered on April 26, 2013 in New York City. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Police: Plane Wreckage Found Near WTC Site Is Wing Gear

Boeing Co. confirmed the rusted metal part from a Boeing 767 is a trailing edge flap support structure, NYPD spokesman Paul Browne said. It helps secure wing flaps that aid in regulating plane speed.


One World Trade Center (file/credit: Jessica Marcus/CBSNewYork.com)

One World Trade Center To Become Tallest Building In Western Hemisphere

The stainless steel spire will give the building its iconic height of 1,776 feet, according to the builder.


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Workers Install First Piece Of WTC Spire

Last month, a barge carrying nine of 18 sections of the steel spire made its way across New York harbor and arrived at Pier 25 after traveling 1,500 nautical miles down the Atlantic seaboard from Quebec.


Crews set to lift the first portion of the spire for One World Trade on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012 (credit: Glenn Schuck/1010 WINS)

First Section Of Spire Lifted Into Place Atop One World Trade Center

It took nearly 45 minutes for workers to lift the first section to the rooftop of the 104-story building Wednesday morning.


FILE - One World Trade Center. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Part Of Giant Spire That Will Top One WTC Arrives In Manhattan

The spire is divided into 18 sections, weighing between 5 tons and more than 67 tons. Workers will begin hoisting them on Wednesday.


One WTC Spire (credit: The Durst Organization)

Spire Sets Sail For One World Trade Center

The spire that will crown One World Trade Center is making its way to Manhattan over the holiday weekend.