The Big Apple skyline’s getting a new No. 2, the New York Observer reports: Bank of America's new headquarters is set to overtake the Chrysler Building this week as runner-up to the Empire State Building. Luckily for the newcomer, height is traditionally marked at the “structural top”: The definition excludes radio antennas but includes One Bryant Park’s 250-foot spire.
The BofA headquarters will top off at 1,200 feet—50 feet shy of the Empire State Building (not counting its 200-foot antenna) and 152 more than the art deco masterpiece four blocks down 42nd Street. But One Bryant Park’s stint at the top may be brief: Two skyscrapers planned for the former World Trade Center site would outdo it.