Video: View from the top of new World Trade Center via GoPro

More than a decade after the attacks on the World Trade Center brought down an iconic architectural symbol of New York City, a new structure has finally been completed to take its place. This weekend the final spire was placed atop the 2013 version of the World Trade Center and the stunning new view of the cityscape was captured via a GoPro camera.

According to building officials, the new World Trade Center is 1,776 feet tall and now ranks as the tallest tower in the U.S. and the third-tallest in the world. Workers hoisted the 408-foot, 758-ton spire to the top of the building a few days ago and the video footage of the slow rise to the top of New York's skyline is a dizzying, but nonetheless awe-inspiring view.

In addition to LED lights that will be visible from miles around, the new spire will also operate as a radio and television antenna. You can check out the video of the spire being installed in the video below. Just try not to get vertigo.

Via Curbed

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