At 2:51 yesterday, after noon, the Empire State Building became the second tallest skyscraper in the world.
Two and three‐quarters miles downtown a four‐ton piece of steer framework of the north tower of the World Trade Center was fitted into place, extending the frame work past the 102nd‐story level to a height 1,254 feet above street level—four feet higher than the Empire State Building. The trade center will eventually be 110 stories high.
Forty years ago, almost to the week, the Empire State edged past the Chrysler Building to become the world’s tallest.
Work has begun in Chicago on a building that will be taller than the trade center.