World Trade Center Set to Become Tallest Skyscraper in NYC

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

One World Trade Center is expected to claim the title of New York City's tallest skyscraper on Monday, as workers erect steel columns that will make its unfinished skeleton a little over 1,250 feet tall.

That's just high enough to peak over the roof of the observation
deck on the Empire State Building.

The milestone carries an asterisk.

The tower still isn't as high as the antenna that sits on the
Empire State Building.

Experts usually don't count antennas or flagpoles when measuring
building height.

When complete, One World Trade will be the nation's tallest
building at 1,776 feet, but that's only if you count the 408-foot-tall antenna spire that will sit on its roof.

Otherwise, it will still be No. 2, after the Willis Tower in Chicago.


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