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06/03/2013 11:17 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

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

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:

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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BEFORE YOU GO

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One World Trade Center Spire
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View From Atop One World Trade Center Observatory