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Final piece of spire raised on roof of World Trade Center

The last two sections of the 408-foot spire on One World Trade Center were finally hoisted on top of a temporary platform on the structure Thursday morning, putting it firmly on its way to becoming the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Delivery of the final two sections was delayed by wind and rain, said Anthony Hayes, assistant director of media for the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. Final installation of the pieces will happen at a later date, officials said.

Thursday is the second anniversary of the death of Osama bin Laden, the mastermind behind the September 11, 2001, attacks that toppled the original World Trade Center towers.

But the timing of the delivery is coincidental.

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