1 World Trade Center is tallest US building, experts rule
One World Trade Center in New York has been declared the tallest building in the United States, topping the Willis Tower in Chicago, an architectural organization ruled today.
The Associated Press reports that the tower built on the site of the 9/11 attacks stands at a symbolically important 1,776 feet tall including the 408-foot needle. It officially would have been considered 1,368 feet tall without the needle. The Willis Tower is 1,451 feet tall.
Photo: The Willis Tower, formerly known as the Sears Tower, in Chicago is seen on March 12, 2008, left, and One World Trade Center in New York is seen on Sept. 5, 2013. (AP Photo)
The steel frame of One World Trade Center is expected to surpass the Empire State Building in height on Monday, weather permitting, making it the tallest building in Manhattan, officials tell The Asbury Park Press.
This video shows time-lapse footage of the building’s construction over the last few years, released by webcam network operator EarthCam.