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Freedom Tower - One World Trade Center

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    A rose stands at the 9/11 Memorial as One World Trade Center, now the tallest building in the United States, continues to be constructed on May 16, 2013 in New York City. Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images
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    General view of One World Trade Center aka 1 WTC on May 13, 2013 in New York City. Photo by Michael Loccisano/Getty Images
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    the final section of spire is installed atop One World Trade Center May 10, 2013 in New York City. Photo by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey via Getty Images
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    After more than 11 years of construction and planning, One World Trade Center reached its final height this morning of 1,776 feet. Photo by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey via Getty Images
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    The final section of the spire sits on top of One World Trade Center on May 10, 2013 in New York after it was fully installed on the building's roof.
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    With the spire now in place, One WTC will stand 1,776 feet (541 meters) high, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. Photo by TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images
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    Visitors to the 9/11 Memorial look towards the mostly-completed One World Trade tower on September 10, 2013 in New York City. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images
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    French Interior Minister Manuel Valls signs his name on an unfinished wall on the 24th floor of One World Trade Center after he visited the 9-11 Memorial at Ground Zero June 29, 2013. Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images
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    Paddlers from the Manu'iwa Canoe Club in an outrigger canoe pass Lower Manhattan and One World Trade Center (C) during the Hawaiian Airlines Liberty Challenge race June 22, 2013 in New York harbor. Photo by STAN HONDA/AFP/Getty Images
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    One World Trade Center stands among other buildings on June 18, 2013 in New York. The 104-story skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre (6.14 hectares) World Trade Center site. Photo by DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images
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    A man walks up a stairway as One World Trade Center continues to be constructed on May 16, 2013 in New York City Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images