Rising from ground zero at the site of the former Twin Towers destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, One World Trade Center officially became New York City's tallest building yesterday.
When completed sometime next year, the building will be 1,776 feet tall. The height symbolizes the year our nation declared its independence: 1776. The building won't officially open until late next year, city officials say.
“The New York City skyline is, once again, stretching to new heights,” Mayor Michael Bloomberg said in a statement. “The latest progress at the World Trade Center is a testament to New Yorkers’ strength and resolve, and to our belief in a city that is always reaching upward.”
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