Video: The Building of One World Trade Centre

The SOM-designed tower is now the tallest in Manhattan, surpassing the Empire State Building.

This timelapse shows the construction of the building from October 18, 2004 to April 30, 2012, provided by EarthCam.

The 542m tower sits atop a 10-storey reinforced windowless concrete podium, while the thick concrete and steel core surrounds the building’s elevator shafts.

It is  slated to finish construction at the end of 2013.

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