World Trade Center 1 Is Now 100 Stories.

World Trade Center 1 reached the 100 floor. @WTCProgress, the twitter user that updates the progress on the site, uploaded this stunning picture

The steel skeleton of One World Trade Center reached 100 stories this week, according to the Port Authority, with beams on the tower now soaring about 1,240 feet above the ground.

But just last week, the tower had only reached 93 stories.

What gives?

Floors 94 through 99 simply don’t exist in the tower, allowing for the seamless jump from 93 to 100. (The tower at Ground Zero in Lower Manhattan will ultimately reach 104 stories.)

Such is the strange world of real-estate math, where developers number their own floors, often opting for the arbitrary over the actual. (See a related example: the80-story Time Warner Center at Manhattan’s Columbus Circle.)

Read the full story here.

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