President Obama To Visit One World Trade Center This Month

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — President Barack Obama is headed to New York later this month to mark a milestone at the World Trade Center site.

The White House announced Friday the president will come to Manhattan on June 14 to get a preview of the “topping-out ceremony” and an update on the overall progress at One World Trade Center.

On April 30, the unfinished tower reached over 1,270 feet tall, surpassing the height of the Empire State Building by 21 feet, claiming the title of New York City’s tallest skyscraper.

The final height of the structure is reportedly up in the air.

A potential change in the design plan could bring the height down from 1,776 feet to 1,368 feet, which would make the skyscraper the same height as the first One World Trade Center.

Giving Tuesday
Charles Osgood Event

Listen Live