The tallest building in the U.S. is no longer in Chicago. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat ruled on Tuesday that the new One World Trade Center in New York will be the tallest building in the country once it opens next year. There had been some controversy regarding the top of the new building and whether it would be counted as part of the structure
Council Executive Director Anthony Wood says the Height Committee had to make a determination about the top of the 1 World Trade Center structure:
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The Willis Tower, formerly the Sears Tower, in Chicago stands at 14-hundred-and-50-feet. The 1 World Trade Center will open in January at 17-hundred-76 feet tall.