Freedom Tower now NYC's tallest building

Forget an "Empire State of Mind!" We're focusing on freedom. Freedom tower that is.

In the same spot the Twin Towers once stood, America committed to rebuild! Now, the New World Trade Center is officially New York City's tallest building! With the placement of the first column on the 100th floor, the building now stands 21-feet higher than the Empire State Building! By the time construction's done, around the beginning of 2014, it'll stand 1,776 feet high.

See what they did there? 1,776 feet? The same year Americans declared independence!

If you missed that, we just hope the significance surrounding the Freedom Tower isn't over your head!