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Spire Sets Sail For One World Trade Center

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) -- The spire is coming!

The spire that will crown One World Trade Center is making its way to Manhattan over the holiday weekend.

A barge carrying eight of the 18 sections of spire is en route from Canada down the Atlantic seaboard on the Atlantic Salvor barge.

The vessel left Quebec on Nov. 16 and is expected to arrive early next week at Port Newark.

The sections of the spire, ranging in weight from approximately five tons to more than 67 tons, will then be readied for transfer to Lower Manhattan.

The remaining smaller pieces, which will travel from Canada via truck, are expected to arrive in mid-December.

Once the 408-foot spire is installed atop One World Trade, the building will stand 1,776 feet tall, making it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

Installation is expected to take approximately three months, depending upon weather.

You can follow the spire's journey by clicking here.

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