World Trade Center stands as a monument to those killed in the terrorist 9/11 attacks. A Chicago-based committee of 30 architects will decide whether the 1,776-foot 1 World Trade Center rises above all skyscrapers from coast to coast.
The committee, comprising industry professionals from all over the world, will announce its decision next week, according to report.
One World Trade Center formerly known as the Freedom Tower the building measures 1,368 feet without its steel attachment, a number that also holds symbolic weight as the height of the original World Trade Center.
The World Trade Center towers held the height record only briefly: Chicago’s Sears Tower, finished in May 1973, reached 1,450 feet at the rooftop. IMAGE Credit: Michael Mahesh, courtesy of PANYNJ