Tower One World Trade Center, which will take over the twins destroyed in the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, on Monday will become the tallest building in New York.
The manufacturer teams placed steel columns give the unfinished frame height of 416 meters (1,250 feet), slightly more than the Empire State Building Observatory.
The brand is preliminary. The workers keep adding floors to the "Freedom Tower" and will not reach its full height at least another year, when will be declared the tallest building in the U.S. and third in the world.
However, the display will be matched to several caveats.
Set the tallest building in the world is how to select the champion of the heavyweight boxing. There is often disagreement about who deserves to wear the title.
In this case, the apple of discord is a needle of 130 meters (408 feet) that will top the roof of the tower.
With it, the World Trade Center will hold the title. Otherwise, you will have to settle for second place after the Sears Tower in Chicago.
"The height is somewhat complicated," said Nathaniel Hollister, spokesman for the Council of Urban Habitats Skyscrapers and an organization based in Chicago, considered an authority on the subject.
Scholars have long disagreed whether, when measuring the height of a skyscraper, to be counted or not antennas, masts and other auctions placed on the roof.
Architecture enthusiasts argue that the antennas should not be counted to determine the height of a building.
An antenna, they argue, is more like a piece of furniture rather than an architectural shot, something like a chair on a roof, similarly, can be added or removed. The Empire State Building did not added its own until 1952.