Ladies and gentleman!
For the title, Tallest Building in North America . . .
Willis Sears TOWER!!!!
|photograph: Joe Mabel, Wikipedia|
Will the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat's "height committee" (there's a marker outside the meeting room: You Must be THIS Tall to Serve") declare that the antenna a "spire" and include it in measuring the building's height, thereby clinching the title for New York, or will reject the antenna as a gaming-the-system poseur, leaving the Willis winner and still champion?
I know, the suspense is killing you. But you only have to wait until tomorrow.
On Tuesday, November 12, concurrent press conferences - 10:00 a.m. in Chicago; 11:00 a.m. in New York - CTBUH will announce its final decision. I'm hoping we'll see a Le-Sacre-like riot breaking out in the losing city. If the decision goes against Chicago, look for the Willis's 300-foot-high antennas to be quickly enwrapped in styrofoam and declared structural for a return match.
And whatever side you're on - please, please, please: Wager wisely.
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