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    One World Trade Center to Pass Willis Tower tomorrow

    It looks like I'll be the foursquare mayor of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere for at lease one more day...

    Willis Tower Keeps "Tallest Building" Title For Another Day | NBC Chicago



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    Re: One World Trade Center to Pass Willis Tower tomorrow

    Don't they have lots of criteria to determine the tallest building, such as tallest observatory? Surely there is some way that you can keep your title.



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    Re: One World Trade Center to Pass Willis Tower tomorrow

    Neg rep for calling it the Willis Tower.



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    Re: One World Trade Center to Pass Willis Tower tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by cycloneworld View Post
    Neg rep for calling it the Willis Tower.
    Touche! I used to exclusively call it the Sears Tower. As I've been working in and around the building for roughly one year it's about a 50/50 split on what I call it. It will always be the Sears Tower...



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    Re: One World Trade Center to Pass Willis Tower tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    It looks like I'll be the foursquare mayor of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere for at lease one more day...

    Willis Tower Keeps "Tallest Building" Title For Another Day | NBC Chicago
    I'm out of the loop. I didn't know that it was no longer called the Sears Tower.


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    Re: One World Trade Center to Pass Willis Tower tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    Don't they have lots of criteria to determine the tallest building, such as tallest observatory? Surely there is some way that you can keep your title.
    I don't have an article to back me up but it is a completely screwed up system to judge the height of buildings. If the antennae has a purpose (TV signal, cell signal, etc) then it does not count towards the height. If it is done for aesthetics it will count as a part of the building. Very odd.



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    Re: One World Trade Center to Pass Willis Tower tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    I don't have an article to back me up but it is a completely screwed up system to judge the height of buildings. If the antennae has a purpose (TV signal, cell signal, etc) then it does not count towards the height. If it is done for aesthetics it will count as a part of the building. Very odd.

    So you hold on to your title. Just need to add an asterisk!



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    Re: One World Trade Center to Pass Willis Tower tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by flynnhicks03 View Post
    I'm out of the loop. I didn't know that it was no longer called the Sears Tower.
    Haha I know. My girlfriend and I took a tour of Chicago about a year ago and the guide kept telling everyone to look at the view of Willis Tower, during various stops, and I kept thinking, WTF is Willis Tower? This tour guide is off his rocker...



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    Re: One World Trade Center to Pass Willis Tower tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by Cycsk View Post
    So you hold on to your title. Just need to add an asterisk!
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    Re: One World Trade Center to Pass Willis Tower tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cy View Post
    I don't have an article to back me up but it is a completely screwed up system to judge the height of buildings. If the antennae has a purpose (TV signal, cell signal, etc) then it does not count towards the height. If it is done for aesthetics it will count as a part of the building. Very odd.
    Yeah, I remember this being a big stink here in Chicago as the first building that surpassed the (then Sears) Willis Tower was considered taller, because of some decorative spire they put on it, even though, the Sears Tower still had a couple of floors advantage on it. If I were the Owners of the Willis Tower now, I'd be at an architectural firm right now, coming up with a big decoration to stick on the top of it.



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    Re: One World Trade Center to Pass Willis Tower tomorrow

    Quote Originally Posted by Clonefan94 View Post
    Yeah, I remember this being a big stink here in Chicago as the first building that surpassed the (then Sears) Willis Tower was considered taller, because of some decorative spire they put on it, even though, the Sears Tower still had a couple of floors advantage on it. If I were the Owners of the Willis Tower now, I'd be at an architectural firm right now, coming up with a big decoration to stick on the top of it.
    There have been numerous building plans for Chicago buildings that would top Willis/Sears that have stalled, at one point Trump Tower was supposed to be taller but ended up second in the US to Sears. I wouldn't be shocked if a new Chicago building has at least the US record again even if Sears/Willis retained it for now.



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    Re: One World Trade Center to Pass Willis Tower tomorrow

    Merica'



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    Re: One World Trade Center to Pass Willis Tower tomorrow

    I was walking about two blocks from the Sears Tower when I learned about the World Trade Center attacks. Needless to say, I picked up my pace and kept an eye looking upward for planes. And I remember thinking that it was the end of super high-rise buildings because the market wouldn't support the risk. Glad I was wrong. And really cool that it is happening at the World Trade Center site.



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    Re: One World Trade Center to Pass Willis Tower tomorrow

    what the hell is a foursquare mayor?



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    Re: One World Trade Center to Pass Willis Tower tomorrow

    Check out this behemoth. It has run into some financial problems and the project is on hold right now. There is a giant hold already dug and the foundation has been set. It's a few blocks from Navy Pier. 150 freaking stories...it would certainly be a thing of beauty if it ever starts up again.

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