One World Trade Center in New York tops out

One World Trade Center in New York has topped out with the addition of a 124-meter steel spire.

The spire, which will serve as a broadcast antenna, takes the skyscraper’s height to 541 metres, or 1776 feet – a number commemorating the year of America’s independence.

One World Trade Center is now the tallest structure in the country and the third-tallest in the world, although there is debate over whether the spire, installed last Friday, is actually a removable antenna – a vital distinction in measuring buildings.

Built at a cost of $3.9 billion, the tower also has the distinction of being the most expensive office building in the world.

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