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One World Trade Center will become the tallest building in New York City within days, officials said Tuesday.
Port Authority Executive Director Pat Foye said construction is proceeding so rapidly it could surpass the Empire State Building’s height as early as Monday, weather permitting.
“One World Trade Center will be the tallest building in Manhattan, eclipsing the Empire State Building,” said Foye at a Crain’s Breakfast forum Tuesday morning in Midtown.
When finished, One World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.
Construction started six years ago.
Foye said 55 percent of the building is leased.