World Trade Centre now tallest US building

New World Trade Centre in New York has claimed the record for tallest US building over Chicago's Willis Tower.

Last updated: 13 Nov 2013 15:04
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The new World Trade Centre tower in New York is officially the tallest building in the United States.

But the record didn't come without a fight from Chicago, whose Willis Tower has lost the title.

Some also argue that the spire on top is nothing more than a glorified antenna.

Al Jazeera's Kristen Saloomey reports.



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