Soaring 408 feet, the spire that tops 1 WTC ("Freedom Tower") will elevate the building height to a symbolic 1,776 feet.
The spire at One World Trade Center will rise a symbolic 1,776 feet
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The huge spire is the one concession made to architect Daniel Libeskind's original vision for the skyscraper at One World Trade Center ("Freedom Tower"). He wanted the building height to rise 1,776 feet because the number represents the year of America's independence.