One World Trade Center's towering spire was light-tested last night. Wow is it pretty — and bright.

New York Port Authority says the 300 red, white and blue LEDs illuminating the spire are visible up to 50 miles away. While it's yet to be determined if One World Trade is, in fact, the tallest building in the United States (a committee deciding the technicalities of how spires, antennas, and actual walkable floors measure up will announce this next week), numbers be damned, this is a beautiful sight. [via New York Post]

Image credit: Associated Press