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One World Trade Center Gets Crowned

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One World Trade Center Gets Crowned

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After nearly seven years of construction, One World Trade Center is about to be crowned with its spire, making it the tallest building in the Western hemisphere.

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After the devastating attacks of 9/11, New York City needed to rebuild itself, emotionally, spiritually, and physically. The site where the Twin Towers once stood was now a gaping pit, and the entire world watched to see what, if anything, could fill the void. Witness the story of One World Trade Center, one of the most significant, and dangerous, construction jobs ever launched. From brazen designs and heated debates to dangerous tasks at dizzying heights, we detail every step of this towering, poignant achievement.

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