Alternate design may mean One WTC won't be tallest building in U.S.

05/10/2012 | Wall Street Journal, The

To encase the 408-foot-tall antenna at One World Trade Center or not -- that's the debate between the building's architects on one side and Douglas Durst, the project's developer, and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on the other. Cost could be reduced by $20 million if the antenna were not encased, but that could affect whether One WTC is the tallest structure in the U.S. Skidmore Owings & Merrill, the architects, saw the shell as a "crucial architectural element."

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