12/13/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Tallest Building in U.S. Will Soon Be in New York City, Thanks to Chicago Spire Foreclosure

Chicago may soon lose bragging rights as home to the tallest building U.S., making way for New York City to claim the prize.

That distinction currently belongs to Chicago's Willis Tower, which is 1,450 feet high. But that skyscraper will soon be eclipsed by the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center in New York, according to Marshall Gerometta, database editor for the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat in Chicago.

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