Dear Commons Community,
One World Trade Center surpassed the height of the Empire State Building yesterday to lay claim to the title of New York City’s tallest skyscraper, standing just a little over 1,250 feet.
The signature skyscraper under construction at Ground Zero in New York is being built by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey that owns the 16-acre World Trade Center site where the original eight-story 6 World Trade Center once stood.
The skyscraper has 104 stories and, at the time of its expected completion in 2013, will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the third-tallest building in the world, reaching a symbolic 1,776 feet, in reference to the year of American independence.
A great day for New York!