One World Trade Center surpassed the Empire State Building to become New York's tallest skyscraper this week, measuring 1,271 feet. Completion is scheduled for 2013. Using film from a panoramic camera scanned into a digital file, photographer Mario Tama takes a wider look at the building of the tower and the life surrounding the process.
Left, construction continues on One World Trade Center, formerly named the "Freedom Tower." Upon completion, this will be New York's tallest skyscraper, topping out at a symbolic 1,776 feet, with three million square feet of office space. Nearly 10 years after the crippling attacks on Lower Manhattan, business, tourism and new construction have rejuvenated the once-devastated cityscape.