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Trade Center tower reclaims top spot in NYC

Ironworkers Adam Cross (left) and Steven Cross connect a steel beam at the top of One World Trade Center to make it New York City’s tallest building Monday. The cousins are from the Kahnawake Native American reservation in Quebec. Ironworkers Adam Cross (left) and Steven Cross connect a steel beam at the top of One World Trade Center to make it New York City’s tallest building Monday. The cousins are from the Kahnawake Native American reservation in Quebec. (Mark Lennihan/Getty Images pool)
Associated Press / May 1, 2012
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One World Trade Center, the monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks, claimed the title of New York City’s tallest skyscraper on Monday, as workers erected steel columns that made its unfinished skeleton a little over 1,250 feet high, just enough to peek over the roof of the observation deck on the Empire State Building. The milestone is a preliminary one. Workers are still adding floors to the building once called the Freedom Tower. It isn’t expected to reach its full height for at least another year

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