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One World Trade Center now taller than the Empire State Building, making it Manhattan's tallest

Two construction workers on the 71st floor of One World Trade Center look at a view of the New York skyline, including the Empire State Building.Stan Honda / AFP - Getty Images

The new One World Trade Center building, which is under construction on the site of the destroyed original World Trade Center, is viewed on April 30, 2012 in New York City. One World Trade officially surpassed the height of the Empire State Building today to become New York City's tallest building. With its unfinished frame the building stands at a little more than 1,250 feet high. Referred to as theSpencer Platt / Getty Images

See more images of the World Trade Center in PhotoBlog, including this interactive view from the 69th floor shot by msnbc.com's John Makely.

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