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Construction workers watch as the 408-foot spire is hoisted onto a temporary platform on the top of One World Trade Center in New York City. The raising of the spire, which comes on the second anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, will make One World Trade Center 1,776 feet tall. One World Trade Center is built on the site where the September 11, 2001 attacks toppled the original World Trade Center towers.

( Spencer Platt, Getty Images / May 2, 2013 )

Construction workers watch as the 408-foot spire is hoisted onto a temporary platform on the top of One World Trade Center in New York City. The raising of the spire, which comes on the second anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, will make One World Trade Center 1,776 feet tall. One World Trade Center is built on the site where the September 11, 2001 attacks toppled the original World Trade Center towers.

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