The Freedom Tower is at the mercy of a committee of architects who may decide the tower is NOT the nation’s tallest building.
At odds is a design change involving the towers 408 foot needle at the top of the building.
If the change is made the building won’t be listed at 1776 feet, but 1,368 feet.
That would ruin not only the tallest building label but the patriotic tie that comes with the 1776 number.
There is one other thing to note that has some in the process crying foul.
The building that would re-ascend to that tallest spot is the Willis Towers in Chicago (old Sears bldg) and the committee making the decision is based there as well.
One committee member of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat said "most of the time, these decisions are not so controversial."
The decision is scheduled to be made next week. For more on the discussion and how the experts are looking into things, click here.