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Posted by Tasha Weiss on May 1, 2012 at 11:30 AM.
Yesterday marked a major milestone for One World Trade Center, as installation of the steel columns on the 100th floor made the skyscraper the tallest building in New York City. Now 1,271 ft tall, it has surpassed the Empire State Building, previously the city’s tallest structure.
Scheduled to be completed in late 2013, the tower is slated to reach 104 stories. An antenna reaching hundreds of feet higher will bring the total height to a symbolic 1,776 ft, which will make it not only the tallest building in New York, but also the entire U.S.
You can watch a video of a steel beam being placed atop the tower at www.cnn.com (direct link: http://bit.ly/IH2ffZ). For more information about the project’s construction progress, visit www.panynj.gov/wtcprogress/one-wtc.html.