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Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat

One World Trade Center (Photo by Mary Altaffer-Pool/Getty Images)

Committee Rules One World Trade Center Is Nation’s Tallest Building

The needle, measuring 408 feet tall, was more than enough to confirm Chicago is the Second City when it comes to tall buildings.

11/12/2013

One World Trade Center And Willis Tower

Ruling Coming On Whether One World Trade Center Will Be Deemed Nation’s Tallest Building

Residents of Chicago have already seen the Willis Tower stripped of its status of the world’s tallest building and its iconic name the Sears Tower, and some are in no hurry to concede the title of the nation’s tallest building to New York.

11/09/2013

One World Trade Center (Photo by Mary Altaffer-Pool/Getty Images)

One World Trade Center Tallest Building In The Country, Or Is It?

The new World Trade Center tower has punched above the New York skyline to reach its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country. Or has it?

11/08/2013

Rendering of the top of One World Trade Center with shell over antenna (credit: dbox / Silverstein Properties)

Change Means One World Trade Center Might Not Be America’s Tallest Building

A 408-foot-tall decorative shell over the antenna mast has been removed from the tower’s design. That means the building might not be recognized as 1,776-feet-tall when completed.

05/10/2012