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Freedom Tower may have nation's tallest building title taken away
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Freedom Tower may have nation's tallest building title taken away

Freedom Tower may have nation's tallest building title taken away
Photo Credit: Mark Lennihan
In this Sept. 4, 2013 photo, One World Trade Center rises above the lower Manhattan skyline in New York. Twelve years after terrorists destroyed the old World Trade Center, the new World Trade Center is becoming a reality, with a museum commemorating the attacks and two office towers where thousands of people will work set to open within the next year. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Freedom Tower may have nation's tallest building title taken away

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.

http://bcove.me/6fg8jolz

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