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The new construction reached 1,271ft on Monday, April 30th, and once completed, will reach 1,776ft tall, becoming the 3rd tallest building in the world.

photo by Michael Nagle/The New York Times

This article titled “One World Trade Center climbs to become crown of New York skyline” was written by Ryan Devereaux in New York, for guardian.co.uk on Monday 30th April 2012 15.21 UTC

The news that construction is beginning on the hundredth floor of a building that will eventually rise to 104 would not ordinarily be much of a story.

But on Monday, weather permitting, the skyscraper that has been rising from the site of the September 11 attacks will reach a small but hugely symbolic milestone as that new floor edges it past the Empire State building to become the tallest structure in New York.

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