AP Photos: NYC's tallest buildings through history

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FILE - This Aug. 30, 2011, file photo, shows the Empire State Building in an aerial view of the Manhattan skyline in New York. The Empire State building was New York's tallest from 1931-1972, until the completion of the World Trade Center. It became the tallest once again when two planes crashed into the World Trade Center in a terrorist attack, causing the twin 110-story towers to collapse on Sept. 11, 2001. On Monday, April 30, 2012, One World Trade Center _ being built to replace the twin towers destroyed on 9/11 _ gets steel columns to make its unfinished framework a little higher than the Empire State Building's observation deck, to become the tallest building in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan, File)
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NEW YORK (AP) — When it comes to New York's skyscrapers, who's king of the hill and top of the heap?

For now, it's the Empire State Building.

But all that changes Monday, when One World Trade Center — being built to replace the twin towers destroyed on 9/11 — gets steel columns to make its unfinished framework a little higher than the Empire State's 1,250-foot observation deck.

Of course, if you count the Empire State's needle-like antenna, it's actually 1,454 feet, but many purists don't include such add-ons.

Here's a list of New York's tallest skyscrapers through the years:

1909-13: Metropolitan Life Tower

1913-30: Woolworth Building

1930: Bank of Manhattan Trust Building (now called the Trump Building)

1930-31: Chrysler Building

1931-1972: Empire State Building

1972-2001: One World Trade Center

2001-present: Empire State Building

Source: AP

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