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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.