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The World Trade Center Is Back

A view of the Empire State Building and One World Trade Center (R-rear) as seen from the Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center April 30, 2012.
Weird, 1 WTC looks a lot smaller than the Empire State Building here. Photo: Timothy A. Clary//AFP/Getty Images

This afternoon, 1 World Trade Center, or the Freedom Tower, or the Giant Middle Finger to Al Qaeda Tower, or whatever they’re calling it these days, surpassed the Empire State Building as the tallest building in New York.