Originally Posted by aluminum
^ Yeah, and don't forget they also used a 408' tall stick on top just to drive up the official height even more, which is also a good thing.
Actually, the 408' stick on the top is to house a replacement for the antenna lost on 9/11 for the area broadcasters. But the original plan was to take that
height up to 2,100 ft. Still, the 1,776 ft mark was a specific mark set by master planner Daniel Libeskind, which led governor Pataki to side with him in that battle. That meant that the height could be no less, but no more either. So, it depends on your point of view, is the glass half full, or half empty?