A spire set atop
The 408-foot spire, draped in an American flag, brought the
The 758-ton silver structure will serve as a broadcast antenna, a signal for aircraft, and for many, a resurrection of the World Trade Center.
"This really is a symbolic moment because this building really represents the resiliency of this country,”
The spire's LED-powered light, which will be activated in the next few months, will serve as a “sign of hope just like the
The spire is secured to a temporary platform with a more permanent installation to come. Construction on the building, which began in 2006, is set for completion next year.