One World Trade Center Becomes the Tallest Building In New York Today

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After six years of construction, One World Trade Center will surpass the 1250-foot Empire State Building as the tallest in New York this afternoon. When construction is finished, the final height of the building will be 1368 feet, with the antenna spire pushing the edifice to the patriotic height of 1776 feet. [NY Daily News]

Image by Joe Woolhead/Silverstein Properties

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tomcat1483
tomcat1483

So the antenna spire is going to be by itself 408 feet? Around 40 stories of just "antenna spire" that seems a bit off to me. Maybe we should ask a architect?