New World Trade Center tallest tower in US

By Drum Digital
13 November 2013

The new World Trade Center tower in New York knocked Chicago's Willis Tower off its pedestal as the tallest building in the U.S.

Dubai's Burj Khalifa is the tallest building in the world at 828 meters. With Tuesday's decision, the Willis Tower will be the 10th tallest after the new World Trade Center opens, according to the council.

World Trade Center is the third tallest building in the world.

At stake was more than just bragging rights in two cities that feast on superlatives and the tourist dollars that might follow.

World Trade Center stands as a monument to those killed in the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

The building's 417 meter height without the needle also holds symbolism; it is the height of the original World Trade Center.

The new World Trade Center tower remains under construction and is expected to open next year.


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