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Meanwhile after September the eleventh 2001 we promise to rebuild and we are today the Freedom Tower will become the tallest skyscraper in New York.
Miller is down at ground zero right now it's a big day down there isn't vividly.
Yes it is Steve a very big day and we expect the building to actually become taller than the Empire State Building just the next few hours take a look behind me we're gonna actually -- up.
One World Trade Center and you can see the work in progress the building outstanding at just under 12150 feet -- 150 it is the height.
Of the Empire State Building.
Later today it is going to surpass that -- is expected to surpass it by approximately 21 feet we should know more later in the moment have a little scorecard for you.
Let's take a look now at some time lapse photography that shows you dickens' thoughts of the building.
You can see it constructed here in what appears to be just a matter of seconds.
But in actuality what took place.
With years of blood sweat and tears let's not lose sight of the fact that nearly 3000 people lost their lives at this site.
The construction of this building has.
Really transformed lower Manhattan it has revitalized New York City and it is a sense of pride for the entire country.
Now let's take a look at the statistics that I promise you.
The Empire State Building for those who do keep score stands at 12150.
Later today the World Trade Center here is going to surpass that we believed by some 21 feet.
The all the tallest building in the United States is the Willis tower in Chicago that stands at 14151.
Which will eventually be surpassed by the World Trade Center.
But the tallest building in the world is going to remain the tallest building in the world even when no one World Trade Center is completed.
The office tower in Dubai the birds Khalifa.
Stands at 2717.
But the bottom line here.
All lies today on one World Trade Center later today authorities are gonna hold a news conference and we expect it later today it will be the tallest building.
In New York City morgue and then just symbolism here and very meaningful day will be.
And Miller down anti ground zero next stop 177 --
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