One World Trade Center to Become Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere

Our favorite building, One World Trade Center is set to reach another milestone Monday, April 19 becoming the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

The final two sections of the 408-foot spire are set to be raised by constructors tomorrow Monday. The stainless steel spire will give the building its iconic height of 1,776 feet, the year of U.S. independence.

One World Trade Center became New York’s tallest building in April 2012.

Here are some of WTC 1’s latest pictures that can be seen on @WTCProgress


World Trade Center Update

Steel is now on the 90th floor, which is 1,050 feet above grade. Curtain wall is up to the 70th Floor and the application of fireproofing is complete up to the 74th floor.

Picture by @kennykim

NYC Approves Landmark Brooklyn Skyscraper District

Some realtors argue that it’s a “disincentive for people to make investments in these older buildings”


City officials gave final approval Wednesday to a landmark historic district protecting more than 20 skyscrapers that help define the downtown Brooklyn skyline.

New York’s City Council voted in favor of the Borough Hall Skyscraper Historic District, which encompasses 21 skyscrapers and office buildings that were built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries near the building that was once known as Brooklyn City Hall. It is the borough’s first historic district to feature commercial high rises.

Read the full story on this article from NBC 4 New York.