It’s official: One World Trade Center now New York City’s tallest building

The tallest building in Manhattan will once again be the World Trade Center.

One World Trade Center shattered the record
for tallest building in New York City this afternoon, surpassing the
Empire State Building, which became the tallest in the
city after the twin towers fell on September 11, 2001.

The WTC is now taller than the Empire State, which stands at 1,250 feet. When finished, One WTC will stretch to 1,776 feet from the sidewalk to the top of its antenna, which is expected to be added next year.

The Empire State Building announced today it will be lit up in red, white and blue tonight in honor of the World Trade Center.

“The New York City skyline is — once again — stretching to new
heights,” said a triumphant Mayor Michael Bloomberg today. “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. Today our city has a new tallest building — and a new
sense of how bright our future is.”

For the past nearly eight years, New Yorkers have watched One World Trade Center slowly rise season after season, but a stunning new video compiles seven and a half years of construction into two minutes that truly capture the essence of this historic project.

The video was made by “webcam technology experts” EarthCam. Daily images of the WTC were snapped from four different cameras pointed at the site. Images were taken every 15 minutes from a variety of positions, and then archived and edited.

The video shows each development in the construction process using more than half a million images that each capture a moment in history.   



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
News

Turkey: Voting begins in country's first direct presidential…

Some 53 million people are able to vote in the election, including 2.8 million citizens abroad. Until now, Turkish presidents were elected by parliament.

News

Libya seeks ceasefire as south Tripoli a militia…

By Patrick Markey and Aziz El YaakoubiTRIPOLI (Reuters) - Black plumes of smoke marked shell blasts and bulldozed earthen barricades mapped out the frontlines around…

Breaking: News

Russia mad about sanctions, says U.S. contributing to…

Russia reacted angrily on Saturday to additional sanctions imposed by the European Union over Moscow's role in the Ukraine crisis, saying they would hamper cooperation…

National

Mutant worms stay sober, even on alcohol

U.S. researchers have developed "mutant worms" that do not get drunk by alcohol, a breakthrough that could lead to new treatment for people trying to quit drinking

Movies

Review: Brett Ratner's big 'Hercules' movie is small…

The latest "Hercules," starring Dwayne Johnson as the half-god beefcake of Greek myth, strips its hero and tale of most of its fantastical elements.

Arts

Scientists recreate world's smallest Monet copy

Scientists have reproduced a famous Impressionist painting using nano-printing, to create what has been described as the world's smallest work of art. Reworked at the…

Television

Jerry Seinfeld is ambidextrous, and other Reddit AMA…

See some of the weirder highlights of Jerry Seinfeld's recent Reddit AMA.

Going Out

Grab a pedestrian and start dancing at What…

As a New Yorker, I’ve mastered the art of focusing my gaze straight ahead. Though it occasionally piques my interest, the absurdities that play out…

U.S. Soccer

Orlando City takes shot at NYCFC over Frank…

Orlando City reminded the world how big a signing Brazilian star Kaka earlier this month with a photo of Kaka mobbed by fans juxtaposed against Lampard.

NBA

Jeremy Lin says 'Linsanity' is over as he…

Jeremy Lin lit up the NBA two years ago with his play for the Knicks but he has no desire to recreate "Linsanity" in his new career with the Lakers.

NFL

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player…

2014 NFL Fantasy Football Top 100 overall player rankings

U.S. Soccer

NYCFC announce signing of Frank Lampard

The tease of a big signing Thursday by new MLS side NYCFC ended up being one rumored for weeks. England midfielder Frank Lampard agreed to…

Tech

Forget Wi-Fi: Li-Fi could be the future

Li-Fi technology – developed by Mexican company Sisoft – is wireless internet connectivity using specialized LED light.

Tech

Weather app Climendo might be the most accurate…

The wait for a truly accurate weather forecast could finally be over thanks to a nifty new app called Climendo.

Tech

Napkin Table puts focus off the phone and…

Michael Jan, a design student at Tunghai University in Taiwan, has invented a serviette-picnic blanket hybrid called the Napkin Table.

Style

Essie's new Color Boutique

Essie launches high-tech kiosks at major airports and malls across the country.