According to Yahoo News, one of the new World Trade Center buildings won a consolation prize for being the USA’s tallest building. Due to a 408ft needle at the very top of the building, including it into the total height measurement has been in question.
Tuesday of last week, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat considered the needle to be apart of the building, making it stand as the tallest building in the U.S., just making it past the Sears Tower and another Sky Scraping apartment complex near Central Park.
With any other building, the needle would not factor into the buildings height. In this occasion, the council decided to include the extra 408 feet since the building represents a significant event in U.S. history.