1 World Trade Center is about to be the tallest building in New York
Very soon, the 1 World Trade Center will eclipse the Empire State Building as the tallest building in New York, Port Authority executive director Patrick Foye said today.
"The World Trade Center perimeter steel is up the 100th floor," said Foye, at a press conference following the authority's monthly board meeting today. "I think if not today, tomorrow, next week, shortly we're gonna be the tallest building in Manhattan, eclipsing even the Empire State Building."
The Empire State Building is 1,250 feet tall*, according to the Skyscraper Museum.
The twin towers were approximately 1,350 feet tall*.
1 World Trade Center, once complete, will be 1,776 feet tall.
*CORRECTION: As kjp216 points out, the numbers given here for the Empire State Building and the twin towers are the heights of the roofs, not including antennas. The Empire State Building is 1,467 feet tall, according to its website, and the taller of the original twin towers, with antenna, was 1727 feet.