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Reporters watch a column being lifted to the top of One World Trade Center, which made the building, still under construction, taller than the Empire State Building, reclaiming the honor as New York City's tallest skyscraper.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A view of One World Trade Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

A view of the Empire State Building from One World Trade Center.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Cole / Los Angeles Times

The sun reflects on a building at the World Trade Center site Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julio Cortez / Associated Press

An ironworker walks a steel beam at the new World Trade Center building on March 23.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

The new World Trade Center building towers above the Lower Manhattan skyline and Hudson River on March 26.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

The Empire State Building, center, and the new World Trade Center building, rear right.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Richard Drew / Associated Press

An ironworker connects a steel plate to a column at the new World Trade Center building in December 2010.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Lennihan / Associated Press

Smoke billows from the twin towers of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, with the Empire State Building in the foreground.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marty Lederhandler / Associated Press

The twin towers of the World Trade Center in 1972. The building had their ceremonial opening in 1973.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated Press

This May 1973 photo released by the U.S. National Archives shows ongoing urban development and construction on lower Manhattan's West Side, just north of the World Trade Center, right. The image was taken for the then-new Environmental Protection Agency's "Documerica" program, 1972-1977, to document subjects of environmental concern.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wil Blanche / U.S. National Archives

New York's skyline as seen in 1930.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Associated Press

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One World Trade Center, the monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, will lay claim to the title of New York City’s tallest skyscraper on Monday. Workers will erect steel columns that will make its unfinished skeleton a little over 1,250 feet high, just enough to peek over the roof of the observation deck on the Empire State Building.

The milestone is a preliminary one. Workers are still adding floors to the so-called Freedom Tower, and it isn’t expected to reach its full height for at least another year, at which point it is likely to be declared the tallest building in the U.S., and third tallest in the world.

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1 Comment

  1. April 30, 2012, 2:53 pm

    What a beautiful testament of New York's people!!! The strength they have is inspiring!! I always wanted to visit New York & see the Twin Towers now I will wait till the One World Trade Center is completed to see the beauty of this phenomenal city!! <3

    By: danacgood@gmail.com

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