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WTC Tops Empire State Building

One World Trade Center, right, rises above the Manhattan skyline and the Empire State Building, center, in New York. One World Trade Center,, the giant 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 today. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)

Today, the new One World Trade Center is due to reach and surpass the height of the Empire State Building, to become New York City's tallest building. Workers will be putting steel columns in place that will make the unfinished frame of the building a little more than 1,250 feet high -- the level of the Empire State Building's highest observation deck. ... The "Freedom Tower" isn't expected to reach its full height for at least another year. When complete, One World Trade will stand at 1,776 feet (which includes a 408-foot-tall antenna spire that will sit on its roof). Discounting the antenna, it will still be the second-highest building in the U.S., after the Willis Tower in Chicago/CBS, AP. More here.

Question: Would you want on office on the upper floors of the new One World Trade Center?




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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