A-spire-ing to be the tallest, One WTC gets the crown.
Take that Chicago! The Second City’s earned its nickname once again as the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat has decided that One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the U.S. The 1776-foot WTC beat out Chicago’s Willis (formerly Sears) Tower when the Council decided that its 408 foot spire was indeed that, and not an antenna. One WTC’s now officially the third tallest building in the world, behind Burj Khalifa in Dubai and the Makkah Royal Clock Tower Hotel in Mecca.
Sunny skies, but cold once again with light wind. High of 40, low of 32. [Full forecast]
NEED TO KNOW
Hawaii’s on its way to being the 15th state to legalize same sex marriage. [LA Times]
Mayor Bloomberg will retract the ambitious proposal to upzone much of Midtown East. [NY Times].
Francis Bacon’s painting “Three Studies of Lucian Freud” sold for more than $142 million, the highest price ever paid for an artwork at auction. [NY Times].
High Line architects have revealed plans for the final, northernmost stretch of the elevated park. [NY Daily News]
Devils beat the Rangers 3-2, and the Islander beat Nashville 3-1.
Tonight, the Knicks play in Atlanta at 8, and the Nets play in Sacramento at 10.
ON STAGE TONIGHT
WFUV PRESENTS: Sinead O’Connor @ Tarrytown Music Hall
Rolling Stone Private Series feat. Grouplove @ Le Poisson Rouge
Manchester Orchestra, the Front Bottoms @ Music Hall of Williamsburg.
On this day in 1982, the Vietnam Veterans Memorial was dedicated in Washington, D.C. after a march to its site by thousands of Vietnam War veterans.
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