Originally Posted by chris123678
Please read Roadcrusiers explanation.
Thanks chris. I can buy into some of that, but in fact, 1WTC will be judged by the same standards as other buildings. Some years ago, the Sears Tower was officially reduced from 110 to 108 real floors. As far as actual floor count goes, I've always thought it's irrelevant in relation to the actual height of a building--look at the Transamerica Pyramid for example. The 220' on top don't count as floors since they aren't; the building is 853' high but contains only 48 floors. There are many other examples of this around the world, especially concerning double height mechanical floors, etc., that aren't counted as more than one floor. 1WTC will have the roof height, but not the floor count and, unfortunately, the spire/antenna will probably not count either. If it did, then the antennas on ESB, Sears/Willis and the John Hancock Center should also be counted.
At any rate, the WTC comeback is a great plus and justifiable source of pride for NYC and the nation, despite the deficiencies and weirdness of 1WTC. Now, bring on 2 and 3 WTC!!