The World Trade Center Back Again On Top Of New York’s City

As construction begins on its 100th floor, the new One World Trade Center becomes Manhattan’s tallest building — and it’s still growing.

The World Trade Center will once more tower over the City of New York on Monday, taking its spot as the highest point on Manhattan’s iconic skyline.

This afternoon, winds and weather permitting, the first steel column of One World Trade Center’s 100th floor will be hoisted atop the skyscraper’s current structure, bringing the building to a height of 1,271 feet — 21 feet higher than the Empire State Building.

The new building won’t reach its final height for several more months, but when it does the tower will stand 1,368 feet at rooftop level – identical in height to the original World Trade Center tower it is designed to replace. The antenna, which will bring the total height to 1,776 feet, won’t be finished for about another year.

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