One World Trade Center reclaimed its rightful place as the tallest building in New York today, installing two 26-foot steel interior columns which bring its total height to 1,271 feet above street level. The Empire State Building, once again relegated to the second tallest building in New York, stands only 21 feet shorter at 1,250 feet. If this seems like a trivial distinction, don't worry—by the time One WTC is complete it will be 1,776 feet tall, making it the tallest building in the entire Western Hemisphere.
See it? It's on the left the building. You have to look close. If that was too difficult to make out, here's a slightly more close-up shot of the column.
There. Now it's the tallest.
· One World Trade Center Coverage [Curbed]