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NEW HEIGHTS 1 WTC to Be NYC’s Tallest Building Spencer Platt / Getty Images

1 WTC to Be NYC’s Tallest Building

The Manhattan skyline’s highest point will shift downtown Monday, if the weather holds, as workers erect the 100th floor of the new 1 World Trade Center. The building’s steady upward climb over New York City continues, and the new floor will take it to 1,271 feet, more than 20 feet taller than the Empire State Building. The structure, when completed, is planned to top out at 1,776 feet. The building will have a rooftop parapet with a height of 1,368 feet, the same vertigo-inducing altitude reached by the 1 World Trade Center building destroyed in 2001. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg called the structure “the most complex construction site ever.”

April 30, 2012 8:06 AM