Workers raise World Trade Center spire

There's still a lot of work to do, but construction workers topped off the new World Trade Center building by bolting a 400 foot spire into place. CNN: The spire brings the iconic building to a height of 1,776 feet -- an allusion to the year the United States declared its independence. It also makes the building the tallest in the Western Hemisphere and the third-tallest in the world. The company developing the building in partnership with the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey confirmed the installation. While the building still has significant construction before its scheduled 2014 opening, the installation brought cheers from New Yorkers, and from people around the country. NYC is back ... America is back!" Twitter user TheJeffSullivan posted to the social networking site. Twitter user mattnewby04 called it a "very powerful moment to see the figurative rebuilding of NYC." The pieces installed Friday morning were hoisted to a temporary platform atop the...(Read Full Post)