BBC – One World Trade Center has become New York’s tallest building, overtaking the Empire State Building, after a steel column was lifted into place.
The installation of the girder on the 100th floor of the skyscraper makes the structure at the site of the 9/11 attacks 1,271ft (387m) high.
The building, construction of which began in April 2006, will be 1,776ft tall when completed.
The World Trade Center’s twin towers were destroyed on 11 September 2001.
The skyscraper, dubbed Freedom Tower, became the tallest building in New York a day before the one-year anniversary of the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden.
I mean really, why?