New York has today its new tallest skyscraper in the city on the main building of the World Trade Center (WTC), which has passed on the journey to the Empire State, where workers put part of its structure steel to more than 381 meters but will reach the 541 meters.
Although construction work will continue in Tower 1 of the new WTC, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, announced at noon that the impressive building has already surpassed the 381 meters high and is taller than the iconic Empire State Building excluding antennas.
At 18.09 GMT the construction of the tower, also known as Freedom, has been crowned the tallest skyscraper in New York, but should not reach others in the world, such as the Burj Dubai in Dubai, which has a height of 828 meters and more than 160 floors.
Other skyscrapers ranked among the highest in the world are the Makkah Clock Royal Tower hotel in Mecca, with 601 meters and 120 plants, and the Taiwan Taipei 101, more than 100 plants and almost 510 meters high.
“It took a long time, but this is probably the most complicated construction of the world and I think we have shown is that democracy works, we have let many different people participate in decision-making”, said the mayor of New York, Michael Bloomberg, in a press conference.
Bloomberg added that “recent progress (the work) of the World Trade Center is a testament to the strength and resolve of New Yorkers, in addition we believe that the city will always go up.”
“The profile of New York, once again, is reaching higher,” added the New York mayor, who stressed that the new building is “the work of many. I congratulate you all for working together to overcome challenges has raised this incredibly complex project. ”
He stressed that the Big Apple “has today its new tallest building, and also a proof of how our future brighter.”
The new building will be imposed and the profile of the Big Apple on the Empire State Building, an Art Deco building built in 1931 has been the largest skyscraper in the city since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 destroyed the Twin Towers.
On the website earthcam.com, who installed a camera that has been capturing the process of rebuilding ground zero since the attacks that took the lives of nearly 3,000 people, you can see on video how it has gone up this tower to become the highest in the Big Apple.
“Four robotic cameras located in different places have taken on a daily images of the construction work since 2004,” said a spokesman for Efe EarthCam, while noted that the images are taken every fifteen minutes and to make your video two minutes used “more than a million edited images.”
The company’s services automatically capture images 288 times per day, and then file them and donate to the museum on September 11 Memorial, also located in this area of southern Manhattan.
Once it is completed, expected in late 2013 or early 2014, Tower 1 World Trade Center New York dominate the skyline with its 104 floors and 541 meters (1,776 feet), a symbolic figure because that was the year the United States formally became independent of the British Empire.
In addition, the skyscraper will feature a roof at a height of 417 meters, had exactly the same as the Twin Towers, until destroyed by the al Qaeda terrorist attacks on 11-S were the highest in New York from his Construction in 1972.
55 percent of office space WTC Tower 1 already has tenants, including Condé Nast, owner of headers as The New Yorker or Vanity Fair, which last year signed an agreement to rent for 25 years a third part of the building.
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