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New York City Skyline Welcomes the Highest Building in the Western Hemisphere

The 2013 update for New York City’s brings a unique and iconic upgrade. Construction progress of the new World Trade Center complex arrived at one of it’s main milestone marks. With the spire installed in place atop One WTC ,  it crowned it as the highest building in the western hemisphere – one year exactly after claiming the title for the highest tower in New York.  Soaring at almost 125 meters (408 feet), the spire will elevate the building height to a symbolic (540 meters) 1,776 feet and place it at the 3rd spot of the world’s highest buildings, right after Burj… Read more »

One World Trade Center Claims its Title as the Tallest Building in New York City

New York, 30th of April 2012: As of this afternoon, One World Trade Center -the lead building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City- will reclaim its title as the tallest building on the island. Steel installation for One WTC has reached the 100th floor at a height merely over 381 meters (1,250 feet), just enough to peek over the roof of the observation deck on the Empire State Building. Once completed, the glass-paneled mammoth formerly called the Freedom Tower will stand 541 meters (1,776 feet) tall from ground level to spire, boasting 104 floors. It will be 99 meters (325 feet) taller than the Willis… Read more »

First Images of the 9/11 Memorial at Ground Zero [PHOTOS]

NEW YORK – September 11th 2011: Just a few hours before the opening ceremony of the – now named –  National September 11th Memorial, the first images were revealed to New York’s newest and most popular landmark.  Ground Zero – once a black hole of despair – has seen changes that took 10 years to happen, turning a place that was once tied to the thoughts of millions with death, into a place of calmness, sorrow, and remembrance. The National September 11th Memorial is part of the new World Trade Center development, Consisting of four new skyscrapers surrounding the memorial where the old twin towers once stood…. Read more »

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