VOA News – Installation of a silver spire atop New York’s new One World Trade Center skyscraper has been completed, a symbolic rebirth of America’s biggest city after terrorists destroyed twin towers at the same site in 2001.
The new trade center, set to open for business next year, is one of several mammoth office buildings being constructed at the site where al-Qaida terrorists flew jetliners into the twin World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2001, collapsing the structures and killing nearly 3,000 people.
The new One World Trade Center could be the tallest building in the United States and the third tallest in the world.
The distinction depends on whether one considers the spire part of the building’s architectural design and counted as part of its height, or whether the spire’s primary purpose is to house the antenna, with the actual official height substantially lower at the rooftop level.
It was a terrible event,and I hope nobody ever goes through something similar ever again.
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