At a news conference Tuesday in Chicago, Antony Wood, executive director of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat announces that New York City's 1 World Trade Center, right, will become the tallest building in the United States upon completion, dethroning Chicago's Willis Tower. The Height Committee of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat said the needle atop the skyscraper is not an antenna but a spire, and thus is a permanent part of the building. The needle, measuring 408 feet tall, was more than enough to confirm Chicago is the Second City when it comes to tall buildings.
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published Tuesday, November 12th, 2013
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CHICAGO — The new World Trade Center tower in New York will replace Chicago's Willis Tower as the nation's tallest building when it is completed next year, an international panel of architects announced Tuesday.