Wednesday, March 21, 2012

1 WTC Soon To Be NYC's Tallest Building

One World Trade Center hit a milestone at the end of January when it passed the 90th floor and became the most expensive building in the world. Now, with construction passing the 93rd floor, it'll soon hit another milestone: in the next few weeks, it will pass the Empire State Building to become the tallest building in New York City.

Eventually, the 104-story tower will be taller than 1776 feet (including spire and antenna). “It’s the eighth wonder of the world,” says Steve Plate, the PA’s director of World Trade Center Construction. 

“It’s a statement of fortitude and determination and the absolute best of mankind.” The tower’s three-level observation deck on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floor—around 1,269 feet up—is projected to be open to the public by early 2014. 

Here's the construction status per The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey: steel has risen to the 93rd floor; installation of glass curtain wall has risen to the 70th floor; installation of concrete floors has risen to the 87th floor.
By Ben Yakas / NY Daily News
Puiblished: March 21, 2012