New York City Skyscraper

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New York City is steeped in the history of the skyscraper. Since the completion of the 348-foot World Building in 1890, the love affair The City has had with iconic buildings has spanned over a century. With man’s desire to reach unyielding heights brought into view an ever-changing skyline.

The World Building (348 feet)
Since 1890, eleven structures have been cataloged as world’s tallest building. From the 1910s to the 1930s, 16 of the cities tallest buildings were built: the Woolworth, Bank of Manhattan Trust Building (Trump Tower), the Chrysler Building (1,046 feet) and the Empire State Building (1,250 feet). At the time each of these skyscrapers were erected, they were the tallest of their day. Today, these high rises along with three
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Like the Chrysler, the Empire State was building in the Art Deco Era fashion. Names as one of the Seven Wonders of the World by the Society of Civil Engineers, the building is a National and NYC Landmark.
The building was built in 1931 and was New York’s tallest until the erection of the North Tower in 1972 which stood at 1,368 feet. After the Twin Towers were destroyed during the 2001 terrorist attacks, the Empire State once again became New York’s tallest structure until the construction of One World Trade Center in
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Upon their completion in the early 1970s, the towers were the tallest buildings in the world. Located in Lower Manhattan, the two colossal buildings shown as two giant figures of industry and finance with 3,400,000 square feet of office space. The two buildings were tragically destroyed after the 9/11 terrorist attack; the other buildings in the complex were all severely damaged by the collapse of the twin towers, and were eventually demolished.

One World Trade Center (1,776 feet)
Also called One WTC or the “Freedom Tower”, the building has the same moniker as the North Tower of the original World Trade Center. One WTC is the current record holder of the tallest building in New York, the United States, and the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth-tallest building in the world. One World Trade Center began construction in 2006 and was completed in 2013. This skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the World Trade Center site, on the site of the original 6 World Trade

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