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    Height of 1 World Trade Center debated in Chicago

    Height of 1 World Trade Center debated in Chicago

    CHICAGO (AP) Rising from the ashes of 9/11, the new World Trade Center tower has punched above the New York skyline to reach its powerfully symbolic height of 1,776 feet and become the tallest building in the country. Or has it?A committee of architects recognized as the arbiters on world building heights is meeting Friday to decide whether a design change affecting the skyscraper's 408-foot needle disqualifies it from being counted. Disqualification would deny the tower the title as the nation's tallest.
    But there's more than bragging rights at stake; 1 World Trade Center stands as a monument to those killed in the terrorist attacks, and the ruling could dim the echo of America's founding year in the structure's height. Without the needle, the building measures 1,368 feet.



    Now to me, including any part of a "needle", spire, antenna, or cosmetic protuberance as part of a skyscraper's height is weak-sauce and cheating.

    What do you think?

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    Re: Height of 1 World Trade Center debated in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
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    Now to me, including any part of a "needle", spire, antenna, or cosmetic protuberance as part of a skyscraper's height is weak-sauce and cheating.

    What do you think?
    I agree. It is an unnecessary hazard to navigation.

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    Re: Height of 1 World Trade Center debated in Chicago

    oh brother. a buildings height should be measured based on the ability to occupy the space.

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    Re: Height of 1 World Trade Center debated in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
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    Now to me, including any part of a "needle", spire, antenna, or cosmetic protuberance as part of a skyscraper's height is weak-sauce and cheating.

    What do you think?
    This is how you know that men are running the project. Rather than just trying build the safest and best building they can, they are more worried about cheating to make it taller.
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    Re: Height of 1 World Trade Center debated in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    This is how you know that men are running the project. Rather than just trying build the safest and best building they can, they are more worried about cheating to make it taller.
    I'm pretty sure the established rule is that if the top structure is anchored parmanently to the building, its considered part of the structure.

    The real issue is why such an ugly ass building is marking the WTC memorial. What an awful piece of architecture.

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    Re: Height of 1 World Trade Center debated in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by roughdraft274 View Post
    This is how you know that men are running the project. Rather than just trying build the safest and best building they can, they are more worried about cheating to make it taller.
    Architects version of a dick measuring contest...

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    Re: Height of 1 World Trade Center debated in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Threegoofs View Post
    I'm pretty sure the established rule is that if the top structure is anchored parmanently to the building, its considered part of the structure.
    Which is stupid.

    It's cheating.

    It's moronic.

    It shouldn't count.

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    Re: Height of 1 World Trade Center debated in Chicago

    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly View Post
    Which is stupid.

    It's cheating.

    It's moronic.

    It shouldn't count.
    AMEN !!!

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