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November 12, 2013
thisistheverge:

One World Trade Center ruled the tallest building in the US at 1,776 feet
One World Trade Center has been crowned the tallest building in the Americas, standing at a symbolic (and now official) 1,776 feet. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, an international body that determines the heights of skyscrapers, and ruled that the spire atop One World Trade is an architecturally significant feature of the building — not an antenna. 

Fascinating decision by the council.

thisistheverge:

One World Trade Center ruled the tallest building in the US at 1,776 feet

One World Trade Center has been crowned the tallest building in the Americas, standing at a symbolic (and now official) 1,776 feet. The Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, an international body that determines the heights of skyscrapers, and ruled that the spire atop One World Trade is an architecturally significant feature of the building — not an antenna. 

Fascinating decision by the council.

11:54 // 8 months ago
April 30, 2013
nbcnews:

‘Tallest’ building in the West? Symbolic One World Trade Center aspires with spire
(Photo: Matt Nighswander / NBC News)
Surrounded by sacred ground, destined to become a Big Apple icon and watched with hope by an entire nation, the dazzling new skyscraper that will reshape New York’s skyline is one step closer to completion.
Read the complete story.

Once completed, One World Trade Center would stand at 1,776 feet tall — a no doubt deliberate figure — and would indeed rate as the tallest building in the western hemisphere.

nbcnews:

‘Tallest’ building in the West? Symbolic One World Trade Center aspires with spire

(Photo: Matt Nighswander / NBC News)

Surrounded by sacred ground, destined to become a Big Apple icon and watched with hope by an entire nation, the dazzling new skyscraper that will reshape New York’s skyline is one step closer to completion.

Read the complete story.

Once completed, One World Trade Center would stand at 1,776 feet tall — a no doubt deliberate figure — and would indeed rate as the tallest building in the western hemisphere.

19:37 // 1 year ago
April 30, 2012
Tall tale: Today, One World Trade Center is set to become NYC’s tallest building, topping 1,250 feet in height and standing taller than the Empire State Building. While the building isn’t done yet, it’s a pretty symbolic sight. (photo by Julio Cortez/AP)

Tall tale: Today, One World Trade Center is set to become NYC’s tallest building, topping 1,250 feet in height and standing taller than the Empire State Building. While the building isn’t done yet, it’s a pretty symbolic sight. (photo by Julio Cortez/AP)

10:19 // 2 years ago
February 16, 2012
Breaking: A massive steel column falls 40 stories from a crane at the World Trade Center site, injuring one. Gothamist has photos. More as we get it. (ht Matt)

Breaking: A massive steel column falls 40 stories from a crane at the World Trade Center site, injuring one. Gothamist has photos. More as we get it. (ht Matt)

10:51 // 2 years ago
September 11, 2011
You are not only my young Jedi but America’s Jedi and America salutes you.
Talat Hamdani • Honoring her son, Salman Hamdani, during the WTC memorial ceremony. Salman, a Muslim-American who reportedly ran to help people he didn’t know during September 11, 2001, was found near the North tower of the WTC. As you might guess by the quote, Hamdani was a massive Star Wars fan.
11:03 // 2 years ago
10:30 // 2 years ago
September 4, 2011
Please be sure to click the graphic to see the whole thing. We wanted to post the whole thing, but it’s monstrous. This piece about the rebuilding of the new World Trade Center is the most interesting image you’ll see today. (h/t The Gay Republican)

Please be sure to click the graphic to see the whole thing. We wanted to post the whole thing, but it’s monstrous. This piece about the rebuilding of the new World Trade Center is the most interesting image you’ll see today. (h/t The Gay Republican)

16:21 // 2 years ago