First Piece of 1WTC Spire Installed

    The rebuilding of Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan has entered a major phase, as the tower meant to stand for America's strength reaches new heights.

    FOX News Radio's Lilian Woo reports from New York City:

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    The head of World Trade Center construction announcing the accomplishment of:

    (Plate) "The next major step in restoring New York City's skyline."

    Director Steven Plate after workers at One World Trade Center, with the help of two giant cranes, installed the first piece of the spire that'll make it the tallest building in the Western hemisphere.  At nearly 70 tons, this is the heaviest of the pieces making up the spire.

    (Plate) "There will be 18 pieces in total, which will bring the building up to 1776 feet."

    Plate hoping to complete the spire by Spring.

    Lilian Woo, FOX News Radio.