This afternoon, One World Trade Center becomes the tallest building in New York City.
Construction began this morning on the 100th floor of the new One World Trade Center downtown. By this afternoon, it is slated to become Manhattan’s new tallest building. The addition of the 100th floor will bring the building to a height of 1,271 feet — 21 feet higher than the Empire State Building.
The new building won’t reach its final height for a few more months, but when it does the tower will stand 1,368 feet at rooftop level – identical in height to the original World Trade Center tower it is designed to replace. With the addition of the antenna, it will bring the total height of the building to 1,776 feet.
Working and living in Manhattan, there’s a sort of unwritten rule book that native New Yorkers abide by. Granted, not everyone knows of this said rule book. But Time Out New York recently got these rules down on paper and published, “The rules of New York life.”
It’s a great piece that lets those ‘outsiders’ get a better glimpse into the way things work in the city.
Some of our personal favorites include:
“If you hug the pole in a crowded subway car, thereby preventing others from grasping onto anything in order to stay upright, you merely advertise to everyone that, if the train stops abruptly, you should be the one who breaks their fall.”
“Life in New York is fast-paced and busy, and walking quickly here isn’t just about getting from one place to the next as fast as possible; it’s a point of pride. If you’re not keeping up with our breakneck pace, kindly let us pass you in peace.”
“Refrain from posting on your various social networks about the nonharmful yet potentially weird-to-you things that your new roommate does at home. It might be annoying to return to your apartment and find someone practicing naked yoga, but your roomie probably thinks it’s weird that you write songs about your plants.”
“Be careful about bragging. We know, you’re the best, but are you really? Don’t raise your voice to earsplitting levels. Your name-dropping or namechecking, enhanced by power statements, isn’t that impressive. Rest assured: New Yorkers legitimately do not give a s*it.”