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9 of the largest buildings in the world

By: Bryan Nelson on Aug. 21, 2013, 5:49 p.m.
One World Trade Center

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One World Trade Center

This architectural wonder, recently completed in New York City, was built to stand in the place of the World Trade Center site. One World Trade Center (previously called the Freedom Tower) is not only the tallest structure in the city, but it is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and third tallest in the world.

The building scrapes the sky at 1,776 feet, a height that symbolizes the year of the United States Declaration of Independence.