Originally Posted by gramsjdg
Well, the anticipated costs for the 2000 ft Chicago Spire were around 1.8-2 billion, and I'm pretty sure those workers would be getting paid the same as New York workers... What I am saying is that WTC-1 is costing far too much for its nowadays average height REGARDLESS of labor costs.
The spire was
2. Entirely different construction and size
3. Entirely different mechanical systems
4. Less complex of a site
5. Not on a rushed schedule.
Inherently it's a cheaper building, therefore the assumption for WTC is quite the opposite.