One World Trade aims high

2012-04-29 22:12

New York - One World Trade Centre is expected to claim the title of New York City's tallest skyscraper on Monday as workers erect steel columns that will make its unfinished skeleton a little over 381m tall.

That's just high enough to peak over the roof of the observation deck on the Empire State Building.

The milestone carries an asterisk.

The tower still isn't as high as the antenna that sits on top of the Empire State Building.

Experts usually don't count antennas or flagpoles when measuring building height.

When complete, One World Trade will be the nation's tallest building at 541.3m, but that's only if you count the 124.3m-tall antenna spire that will sit on its roof.

Otherwise, it will still be Number 2 after the Willis Tower in Chicago.


  • DuToitCoetzee - 2012-04-30 08:45

    This reminds me of the Tower of Babel in The Bible. Must say it will be an experience to view from the top.

  • Lenzi - 2012-04-30 09:28

    One world trade = new world order = one world govt. Many might think a one world govt is a good idea however history teaches "Absolute power corrupts absolutely" Power needs to be fragmented not centralized.

      AnthonyfromAfrica - 2012-04-30 12:59

      This is what makes America so strong !!! When terrorist destroy a building, most countries would put a plague,there where it stood ! But the Americans; they replace it !! Totally amazing nation !!!!!

      Fred - 2012-05-01 15:30

      We're heading towards a multi-polar world, not one-world government. One World Government, like Conspiracy Theory, is a fun fantasy to talk about at the dinner table, not to be believed as real.

  • E - 2012-04-30 11:26

    @Lenzi - and your point is ...?

      cliff.slabbert - 2012-04-30 11:58


      Lenzi - 2012-04-30 13:59

      The new buildings will be called the New One World Trade Center. New One world? How much more blunt does it have to be?

      Fred - 2012-04-30 15:19

      Lenzi believes there's a secret organization trying to take over control of the world. He also believes the US attacked itself on 9/11.

  • Preshen - 2012-04-30 12:03

    can you base jump off it ?

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