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www.wmfd.com - Move over Willis Tower, thhere's a new skyscraper in the U.S., and it's been named the tallest building in the country as Carl Azuz reports. }}" />

   
 
 
New Skyscraper Named Tallest United States Building

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  Originally Published on: 11/13/2013

Move over Willis Tower. There's a new skyscraper in the U.S. And it's been named the tallest building in the country. Carl Azuz reports. The Empire State Building, the Trump International Hotel and Tower, the Willis Tower, all towerubf structural superlatives.  But none of them can claim the title of "Tallest Building in the Country," not anymoe, anyway.  The Council on Tall Buildings, yes, there's a Council on Tall Buildings, has just bnamed the most skyward skyscraper.  It's One World Trade Center in New York City.  At 1,776 feet, it's no coincidence its height matches the year the U.S. declared independence.  Vut there was a bit of controversy hovering over the Big Apple's tallest tree.  Does its spire count?  Chicago's Willis Tower rises 1,451 feet, if you don't count its broadcast antenna, which the council doesn't.  One World Trade Center measures 1,368 feet, without its spire.  But the committee met in early November and decided since the spire is a permanent part of the design, it does count for an extra 408 feet, and the tallest tower title.  That's not "Tallest in the World," though.  Dubai's Burj Khalifa stands at more than 2,700 feet.  And, One World Trade Center isn't finished yet, so Willis remains America's tallest completed building.  Exceeding that height was a tall order, but the accomplishment is no tall tale.
   
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