The building is expected to be taller than the Empire State Building, which currently rises 1,250 feet to the 102nd floor observation deck.
One World Trade Center is being built on the site of the original World Trade Center towers, otherwise known as the Twin Towers.
They were the tallest buildings in the city, but were destroyed in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks.
The progression of construction on One World Trade can now be seen in an amazing two-minute, time-lapse video from EarthCam.
Construction is estimated to wrap up in 2013 or 2014. One World Trade Center will stand 1,776 feet tall.
The construction began six years ago. The site also is home to 4 World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial Plaza.
Check out the video below.
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