photo courtesy of Leilani Glover Director- Design & Construction
One World Trade Center, replacing the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, re claims the title of New York City's tallest skyscraper today (4/30/12) as workers have erected steel columns that will make its unfinished skeleton a little over 1,250 feet high.
That's just enough to peak over the roof of the observation deck on the Empire State Building.
They are still adding floors to the so-called "Freedom Tower" and it isn't expected to reach its full height for at least another year, at which point it is likely to be declared the tallest building in the U.S., and third tallest in the world.
Here's a time-lapsed video of the construction up to this point. Below the video, an amazing shot from the building under construction to see views from the 69th floor!
America always comes back stronger. God Bless the USA!-mj