Huffpost New York

One World Trade Center Or Willis Tower The Tallest Building In US? Committee To Weigh In On Decision

Posted: Updated:

CHICAGO -- CHICAGO (AP) — An expert committee of architects is set to announce whether New York's new World Trade Center tower or Chicago's Willis Tower is the tallest building in the U.S.

The Height Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat is expected to announce its decision Tuesday morning in Chicago.

The committee is recognized as the final arbiter of building heights around the world. It has been weighing whether a design change means the needle atop 1 World Trade Center is part of the actual building or merely the equivalent of a broadcast antenna.

The tower built on the site of the 9/11 attacks is a symbolically important 1,776 feet tall with the 408-foot needle. It would be 1,368 feet tall without it. That's shorter than the 1,450-foot Willis Tower.

Also on The Huffington Post

View From Atop One World Trade Center Observatory
Share this
Current Slide

Suggest a correction

Around the Web

World Trade Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

One World Trade Center - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

World Trade Center tower debated as nation's tallest building - U.S. ...

Committee to say whether NY tower tallest building

Piece of Spire Lowered Onto Tower's Roof | Photos - ABC News

1 World Trade Center's Tallest Building Record Challenged Over ...

One World Trade Center Reaches 1,776 Feet, Now Tallest ...

World Trade Center tower debated as nation's tallest building

Is 1 WTC The Tallest Building in the Western Hemisphere?

Size Does Matter, At Least In The Tallest Building Debate

Chicago challenges WTC's claim to tallest U.S. building

Willis Tower, One World Trade Center compete for bragging rights as America's ...