1 World Trade Center Deemed Tallest Building in America; Chicago's Willis Tower Dethroned Despite Being Taller
Today, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat ruled that the ornamental spire atop 1 World Trade Center should count toward its total height, making it the "tallest" building in America. This means that the Willis Tower (née Sears Tower) has been demoted to second place in the American skyscraper height standings, despite the fact that its roof is 82 feet taller than 1 World Trade's -- and that its own antennas weren't counted because they actually do something.
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Here's an idea: To celebrate, they should build a slide from the top of 1 World Trade Center to the top of the Willis Tower for revelers to slide down. But, wait, that wouldn't work, as people would have to actually climb up the slide to reach the roof of the "shorter" Willis Tower.