Work continues at the World Trade Center and Freedom Tower site at ground zero, New York City (AP)
NEW YORK (AP) - This is the day that One World Trade Center can claim to be New York City's tallest skyscraper.
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Workers will be putting steel columns in place that will make the unfinished frame of the building a little more than 1,250 feet high. That's just high enough to peek over the roof of the observation deck at the Empire State building.
The so-called "Freedom Tower" isn't expected to reach its full height for at least another year. Counting a 408-foot-tall needle, it's expected to be the tallest building in the U.S., and the third tallest in the world.