AEST 09:52, Fri Dec 14 2012
One World Trade Center has become New York's tallest building, overtaking the Empire State Building, after a steel spire was lifted into place recently.
The 408-foot spire was transported across the Hudson River and sits above the 100th floor of the skyscraper making it the tallest in the city.
The building, construction of which began in April 2006, will be 1,776ft tall when completed.
The World Trade Center's twin towers were destroyed on 11 September 2001.
(Images: Getty and AAP)
The 104-storey building is nearing completion.