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America’s newest tallest building is…

posted at 11:30 am on November 12, 2013 by

According to the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, the nearly completely One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the United States at 1,776 feet. Well done, New York.

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That sets you apart from those freewheeling capitalistic production-driven Chinese and Arabs, at least.

Daikokuco on November 12, 2013 at 10:38 PM

Bested by one fascist system ruling desperate people and another with nothing but black gold and a profound institutionalized contempt for human freedom. If only we cold be more like them and have tall buildings too…

elfman on November 13, 2013 at 6:40 AM

Countries with taller buildings are United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, China, and Taiwan. Its like a who’s who list of countries American jingoists hate. Russia will also best ‘Merka within a year. So its stupid to be proud of something that you can’t even do as well as the people you despise.

Daikokuco on November 12, 2013 at 10:38 PM

ROFLMAO

OMG OMG OMG Murica doesn’t know how to build tall buildings!!!!

Seriously, are you really that phucking stupid? Does it hurt?

Oh and by the way, the sewage in the tallest building in the UAE has to be pumped out by truck. So go arabs, or something.

HumpBot Salvation on November 13, 2013 at 7:47 AM

This is a freaking embarrassment, not an accomplishment.

It shouldn’t have taken half this long to build and it should actually be 1776 tall or taller, not 1,368 feet with a pathetic adornment on top.

Foxhound on November 13, 2013 at 8:50 AM

This is a freaking embarrassment, not an accomplishment.

It shouldn’t have taken half this long to build and it should actually be 1776 tall or taller, not 1,368 feet with a pathetic adornment on top.

Foxhound on November 13, 2013 at 8:50 AM

Look…as a NY’er who love this city with a passion, and who witness the 9/11 attacks, and who from day one wished for the “Twin Towers” to be rebuilt…as Trump said, “same as it was, but one story taller”…the new WTC 1 is no “embarrassment”, and is actually quite a nice accomplishment.

The delays were due to seemingly endless red tape, arguments over jurisdiction, fights over architectural design, insurance, etc…etc. And that “pathetic adornment” spire can be seen from over 50 miles away.

I do agree that an antenna or other similar features shouldn’t count towards official building height…and frankly never knew there was such a thing as a Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. But the height, style, etc of the building isn’t the main point…when the originl Twin Towers were first built, there was a lot of criticism concerning their “cold, featureless design”.

What is important, is that this tower brings a sort of “closure” to the 9/11 attacks and the destruction of an iconic part of our skyline here. No design would please everyone…and WTC 1 is no exception. But this city, and it’s 8 million citizens, not to mention millions more in the suburbs that commute here each work day (like myself), see the near completion of this skyscraper as an object of pride, and a symbol of resurgence and rebuilding, and a representation of our resolve as Americans that our enemies can strike us down, but we’ll get right back up again every time.

JetBoy on November 13, 2013 at 9:36 AM

That would still be the Sears Tower.

The Willis Tower dummy?

Murphy9 on November 12, 2013 at 10:44 PM

Chicagoans still refer to it as the Sears Tower.

HiJack on November 13, 2013 at 10:06 AM

The “Submission” Tower rises above two holes in the ground where the TWINS should have been rebuilt, 30% larger and with the departments on State and Defense offices on the top floors.
“Islam” means “Submission.” This tower is one giant Islamist minaret. The lack of an objective morality gives to a brutish 7th century cult of death worship an undreamed of victory over the culture of reason and freedom. Tear it down and rebuild the TWINS. Reason demands it.

WyattsTorch on November 13, 2013 at 10:09 AM

This tower is one giant Islamist minaret.

WyattsTorch on November 13, 2013 at 10:09 AM

ಠ_ಠ

JetBoy on November 13, 2013 at 10:50 AM

The troll seems awful glad the originals got knocked down.

CurtZHP on November 13, 2013 at 11:10 AM

With all respect…I’m still in many ways a Chicago girl. The formerly-known-as-the-Sears-Tower will ALWAYS be #1 in my book

annoyinglittletwerp on November 13, 2013 at 11:20 AM

I’m still in many ways a Chicago girl.

annoyinglittletwerp on November 13, 2013 at 11:20 AM

No worries…I won’t hold that against you 😛

😉

JetBoy on November 13, 2013 at 12:01 PM

Stay stupid, my friend.

HumpBot Salvation on November 12, 2013 at 7:12 PM

Talk about stupid… Do you suppose deluding yourself into the comfortable belief that America isn’t steadily losing its economic leadership is somehow patriotic?

Problems can’t be solved unless they’re faced. Sitting around scoffing at reality and predicting your ever-strengthening competitors are just gonna fall on their face any day now isn’t a winning strategy.

DarkCurrent on November 13, 2013 at 12:02 PM

Americans that our enemies can strike us down, but we’ll get right back up again every time.

JetBoy on November 13, 2013 at 9:36 AM

Well, one out of two… half will get up anyway.

elfman on November 13, 2013 at 12:07 PM

Ho hum.

Go look at the city with the most skyscrapers – Hong Kong – two towers each taller than One World Trade Center flanking the harbor.

Go look up where the big towers are being built(skip the ornaments measurement) and it’s not the US.

Go look up a list of the biggest bridges – China dominates that list.

Wake up America.

I’m afraid America will wake up like Britain to find their citizens squabbling over hand-outs and health care services, burning wood for electricity and reminding everyone that once they were an empire.

Over50 on November 13, 2013 at 3:42 PM

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