Gallery: One World Trade Center is Now the Tallest Building in NYC

The long awaited One World Trade Center set a record today, becoming the tallest building in New York. The in-progress tower surpassed New York City’s current highest building, the Empire State Building, which soars to 1,250 feet. The original Twin Towers held the title of NYC’s tallest buildings until they were destroyed in the September 11 attacks. Once complete, One World Trade Center will reach 1,776 feet with its antenna spire, a height chosen to commemorate the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

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