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Finally: Freedom Tower Now Tallest Building in NYC

Via Yahoo! News:
One World Trade Center, the so-called Freedom Tower currently under construction in Lower Manhattan, technically became New York City’s tallest building on Monday, as workers erected steel columns on the 100th floor, 1,271 feet above the street, to make it stand 21 feet higher than the Empire State Building’s observation deck. The Freedom Tower, which is being built to replace the twin towers that fell during the 9/11 terror attacks, won’t be completed until 2014. When it is, it will be 104 stories and likely declared the tallest building in America—surpassing Chicago’s 1,451-foot Willis Tower at 1,776 feet. . .

I still think they should have just turned the site into a giant park, but I do like that construction if finally something to look out. - Greg Pollowitz


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