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One World Trade Center Above The Clouds: Pilot Jerry Walsh Snaps Incredible Photo

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Pilot Jerry Walsh snapped this incredible photo from a plane flying above New York City last week:

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The only building that pierces the clouds is One World Trade Center, now the tallest building in NYC.

Walsh, a Captain for Delta Airlines, tweeted:

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A shot of the Freedom Tower from 4000 feet. Cloud tops at 1600 feet or so. Tower 1776 feet.

Walsh's photo recalls another above-the-clouds shot, from the AP's Matthew Ziegler:

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One World Trade Center emerges from the clouds in the night sky, Monday, March 11, 2013 in New York. (Matthew Ziegler/AP)

The tower reached the symbolic height of 1,776 feet last month, when workers installed the final pieces of the 401-foot spire atop the skyscraper.

NYC's second-tallest building, the Empire State Building, is only 1,454 feet tall.

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