Photos: New York City’s tallest buildings from 1909 to the present
Posted by Christine Tansey on 04/30/2012 9:33am EDT tags: Photo
NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to New York’s skyscrapers, who’s king of the hill and top of the heap?
For now, it’s the Empire State Building. But all that changes Monday, when One World Trade Center — being built to replace the twin towers destroyed on 9/11 — gets steel columns to make its unfinished framework a little higher than the Empire State’s 1,250-foot observation deck.
Of course, if you count the Empire State’s needle-like antenna, it’s actually 1,454 feet, but many purists don’t include such add-ons. Read full story
Here’s a list of New York’s tallest skyscrapers through the years:
1909-13: Metropolitan Life Tower
1913-30: Woolworth Building
1930: Bank of Manhattan Trust Building (now called the Trump Building)
1930-31: Chrysler Building
1931-1972: Empire State Building
1972-2001: One World Trade Center
2001-present: Empire State Building
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