Tag Archives: One World Trade

1WTC Wins “Tallest” Ruling

One World Trade Center has been judged the tallest building in the western hemisphere by the “official” ruling body of such matters. Sorry, Chicago. The nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat—the accepted arbiter on matters of skyscraper height—on Tuesday ruled that the spire atop One World Trade Center counts toward the official “architectural” height, making the new tower ...

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Which Is The Tallest?

The “arbiters of world building heights” are meeting this weekend to decide if the almost-completed One World Trade Center will take the crown from Chicago’s Willis Tower as the tallest building in the western hemisphere. “Most of the time these decisions are not so controversial,” said Daniel Safarik, an architect and spokesman for the nonprofit Council on Tall Buildings and ...

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New York Times Rejects Banksy Op-Ed That Slams One World Trade Center

Via Yahoo News: Banksy, the elusive British street artist nearing the end of a month-long New York City residency, published an op-ed column on his website Sunday slamming the design of One World Trade Center, the 104-story skyscraper scheduled to be opened on the World Trade Center site next year. “As a visitor staying New York for the past few ...

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