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Today workers are expected to put in place the -- that will make the Freedom Tower surpassed.
The Empire State Building and what a processes has been look how cool this graphic -- of this whole thing.
It's it's amazing swipes at night as it goes up in the skyline of New York City.
And it shows the gross floor by floor as it climbs into the sky and that is an inspiring sight in New York City let me tell you folks.
David Lee Miller is at ground zero right now down there.
Just how tall is a world Trace center at this point David late.
Well it is going to -- as you mentioned the Empire State Building at 1250.
We expect the formal announcement to be made later today just a few hours take a look good the building behind me and he could see there were continuing at this hour on this very.
Chris cool spring day there's just 100 floors.
Ground level and it is expected that later today -- that you will surpass the Empire State Building 521.
Feet -- me.
World financial center here to 1271.
Now this is largely a symbolic event today but symbolism does have a great deal of meaning.
This building has helped to transform -- lower Manhattan it is revitalize New York City in great measure and it really has become a great sense of pride.
For the entire country but how does this building compare with some of the really top -- that -- -- around the world.
Well let's start with -- as it is soon going to be the tallest building this is if you count this fire which is also going to be an antenna on top of building is ultimately going to measure.
Feet 1776 that's no coincidence.
It will surpass the Empire State Building later today it will ultimately -- -- Willis tower in Chicago making it the tallest building in the United States.
But the record is still going to be held by the birds can't leave office tower that's in Dubai that is 2717.
Feet but -- all eyes today on one World Trade Center.
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