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New York’s Tallest, From Trinity Church to the Freedom Tower: Slideshow

By History.com Staff
The skyscraper at 1 World Trade Center, commonly known as the Freedom Tower, reached 100 stories last week, New York officials announced. Within several weeks it should soar higher than the Empire State Building, which has been the city’s tallest building since the attacks of September 11, 2001. Find out more about the two landmarks and other structures that have reigned over Manhattan’s skyline throughout the city’s history. Not only was each of these buildings the tallest in the Big Apple when first completed, all but Trinity Church once held the world record as well.

Categories: Architecture, New York City