Tuesday, August 9, 2011

1 WTC Reclaims Title as Lower Manhattan's Tallest Skyscraper

At 78 floors, and rising 961 feet above the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, One World Trade Center has officially surpassed 40 Wall Street as the tallest building in lower Manhattan.

New York’s skyline is being dramatically reborn, as the steel of number one World Trade Center now pokes above it's neighbors is clearly visible from around New York and northern New Jersey.  With glass curtain walls installed above the 50th floor, the tower will easily exceed 85 floors by next month's 10th anniversary.

You're invited to view the amazing progress at Ground Zero - from the beginning of construction at the Freedom Tower - up to the present day - in an incredible time-lapse video.

By Peter Coyne / TheElectricWeb.com
August 9, 2011