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One World Trade Center & Five of the Highest Observations Decks on Earth

Photo via WTC Progress

Photo via WTC Progress

Proving bigger is better (for great scenic views of a city), New York’s One World Trade Center is set top out at 1,776 ft, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

CNN states that construction crews will be raising the final two sections of a 408-foot spire to the top of One World Trade Center on Monday morning, which will make the building the tallest in the Western Hemisphere (it already stands as the tallest building in New York City). A stainless steel beacon weighing almost six tons will be the final piece put in place to give the building an iconic height of 1,776 ft.

Earlier this month, detailed plans for the building’s state of the art observatory were revealed. ABC News shared that the One World Observatory will occupy floors 100-102 of the building (at 1,250 ft), provide 360-degree panoramas of New York and New Jersey, and include dining options, a souvernier shop, and an event space.

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