On this day, December 23nd, 1970, the North Tower of the World Trade Center in Lower Manhattan is completed, making it the tallest building in the world. In 1973, the North Tower was surpassed byChicago’s Sears Tower. The North Tower was destroyed in the September 11th terrorist attacks in 2001. The North Tower will be replaced by One World Trade Center which is scheduled to open in 2013.
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