Pieces of World Trade Center spire hoisted to top of tower

Posted at 10:00 AM, Dec 12, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-12 10:21:28-05

One World Trade Center is about to get a little taller.

Crews have begun lifting parts of a spire that will eventually stand atop the tower.

It’ll take months to complete, but once it’s done, the building will stand more than 1,700 feet tall and become the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.