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At 1,250 feet, One World Trade Center officially became the tallest building in New York City today.
Here in D.C. we like our tallest buildings to be vintage: The tower on the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception is 329 feet and it was completed in 1959. You could put nearly three and a half of the basilicas on top of each other, and the new World Trade Center would still be taller!
(Correction: Due to a reporting error, this post originally misstated the height of the tower at the National Shrine. It is 329 feet, not 359 feet. Also, the church’s dome is 237 feet.)
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