This week, the under-construction One World Trade Center became the tallest skyscraper in New York City, as workers installed a column that made it a hair's breadth higher than the Empire State Building's 1,250-foot observation deck. Decades ago, there were other record holders, now dwarfed by newer buildings that represent New York's ongoing architectural metamorphosis. Here, a visual history of the city's changing skyline:
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