Once World Trade Center reaches new heights, tallest NYC skyscraper

Monday, April 30, 2012 | 5:11 p.m. CDT

NEW YORK — One World Trade Center, the monolith being built to replace the twin towers destroyed in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, claimed the title of New York City's tallest skyscraper Monday, as workers erected steel columns that made its unfinished skeleton a little more than 1,250 feet high — just enough to peek over the roof of the observation deck on the Empire State Building.