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Freedom Tower is New York's TALLEST building

Last updated on: May 1, 2012 13:46 IST

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One World Trade Centre, the monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the 9/11 terror attacks, has become New York's tallest building, overtaking the Empire State Building.

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The building, dubbed as 'Freedom Tower', will be 1,776 feet tall when completed.

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T
he skyscraper became the tallest building in New York a day before the one-year anniversary of the operation that killed Osama Bin Laden.

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According to the BBC, the rooftop parapet of the building will be 1,368 feet, exactly the same height as the original One World Trade Centre.

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But after the completion of all 104 floors of the new skyscraper, including the antenna, One World Trade Centre will be slightly taller than its predecessor.

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The building will have 69 floors of office space, including restaurants and television broadcasting facilities, as well as an observation deck at the top.

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The original One World Trade Centre surpassed the Empire State Building's height of 1,250 feet in 1970.

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