1 World Trade Center becomes NY's tallest building today

April 30, 2012 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

World Trade Center and Washington Square Arch, New York, 1998>


Carolyn Schaefer: World Trade Center and Washington Square Arch, New York, 1998


On Monday, April 30, 2012, at approximately 2:00 p.m., the Port Authority will mark a major milestone in the construction of One World Trade Center with the installation of steel columns that will make the skyscraper the tallest building in New York. When the columns are put in place, the building will officially surpass the height of the Empire State Building, which currently is the tallest structure in New York.

An inside look of construction on the 91st Floor of One WTC

"Cowboys of the sky." The New York Times Magazine featured a series of images by Damon Winter, who spent five days in July, 2011 with the ironworkers who are rebuilding the Manhattan skyline atop 1 World Trade Center





The Empire State Building, at left, became the city's second tallest building on Monday afternoon, surpassed by the unfinished Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center, at right.




Ron Antonelli for the New York Daily News

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