TODAY   |  May 10, 2013

‘Incredibly emotional’: Watch spire top One WTC

Cheers erupt as the final pieces of the spire are put into place atop One World Trade Center, an accomplishment more than six years in the making. TODAY’s Matt Lauer reports from 1,500 feet in the air, saying he feels “a certain sense of personal pride” to see the spire completed.

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>> have goosebumps, i have to tell you, seeing this as it is happening, a very emotional experience for a lot of people who of course remember so clearly what happened on that day on september 11th , 2001 . you remember covering it.

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>> right. not only covering but i was born in new york and so there's a certain sense of personal pride that goes along with it. kevin has his walkie-talkie hear and i heard over it they said coming down, meaning this thing is loierring into pla inrin inrin inring l owering into place and apparently it's in right now. [ cheers and applause ] some down there chanting "usa" they're clapping, this is now in plac place. 1776 , this building has risen to new heights, the rebirth and rebuilding of lower manhattan , and such a wonderful moment and we can't thank the port authority of new york and new jersey enough for letting us witness it and be a part of it live.

>> how you can not have a lump in your throat, a tear in your eye and a smile on your face after everything has thank has happened on that ground, to see this tower soar once again, and along with it, our hearts, matt, really amazing, and so many people have poured their efforts into this, poured their planning into it. it's amazing to see this moment happen.

>> and let's just remember the people who lost their lives on that day, and the first responders, and all the