A unique photo of the Empire State Building in New York City as the top pierces the clouds above. The Empire State Building is the second tallest tower in New York City (after the new 1 World Trade Center building in lower Manhattan). The Empire State Building once held the record for the tallest building in the world for over forty years until the World Trade Center North tower surpassed it’s height in 1972. During that year, the World Trade Center South tower would also surpass it’s height and a couple years later, the Sears Tower (now known as the Willis Tower) in Chicago would surpass all three buildings, becoming the world’s tallest building for twenty years after. After the September 11th attacks that decimated the World Trade Center buildings, the Empire State Building moved into the position of being the second tallest building in the United States until the Trump Tower in Chicago passed it’s height in 2008.
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