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One World Trade Center projected as tallest building in U.S.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 01:09

One World Trade Center, once completed, is projected to be taller than Chicago's Willis Tower, making it the tallest building in the U.S. Colette Luke reports.

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The results are in - New York's One World Trade Center will become the tallest building in the U.S. when it is completed and occupied early next year. Antony Wood from the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat made the announcement. (SOUNDBITE)(English) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COUNCIL ON TALL BUILDINGS AND URBAN HABITAT, ANTONY WOOD, SAYING: "One World Trade Center Tower New York has been ratified by the CTBUH Height Committee as having a height of 1776 feet to the height to architectural top." After 39 years of holding the U.S. title, Chicago's Willis Tower will now become the second tallest in the United States. The decision was made because the top of One World Trade Center is determined to be a spire - not an antenna. There will be a lighthouse type beacon within the crowning structure at that height. (SOUNDBITE)(English) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF COUNCIL ON TALL BUILDINGS AND URBAN HABITAT, ANTONY WOOD, SAYING: "The key word is permanence. The decision that antennae do not count for the height of the building, is because the antennae are not permanent to the building design. " The New York Building is also projected to be the third tallest building in the world, trailing behind Burj Khalifa in Dubai as the tallest and Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel in Mecca as second tallest.

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One World Trade Center projected as tallest building in U.S.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 01:09