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One World Trade Center in New York tops out

One World Trade Center in New York has topped out with the addition of a 124-meter steel spire.

The spire, which will serve as a broadcast antenna, takes the skyscraper’s height to 541 metres, or 1776 feet – a number commemorating the year of America’s independence.

One World Trade Center is now the tallest structure in the country and the third-tallest in the world, although there is debate over whether the spire, installed last Friday, is actually a removable antenna – a vital distinction in measuring buildings.

Built at a cost of $3.9 billion, the tower also has the distinction of being the most expensive office building in the world.

via One World Trade Center in New York tops out.

Harlem’s New Renaissance

 

 

For much of the 20th century, private developers ignored Harlem, deterred by its high crime rate, profusion of subsidized housing, and long trek from Midtown. During the malaise of the 1970s, the city owned well over half of the real estate in this storied neighborhood, long regarded as the nation’s black cultural capital.

via Harlem’s New Renaissance| News | Architectural Record.