'The building is in fact 1,776 feet. We don't believe the spire will ever be removed.'
Timothy Johnson, chairman of the Council on Tall Buildings & Urban Habitat, on why that body decided to count the mast atop 1 World Trade as part of the skyscraper, not merely an antenna, certifying the building as the tallest (541 m) in the U.S., surpassing the Willis Tower in Chicago
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