How Many of You Would It Take to Be as Tall as One World Trade Center?

The Atlantic
How Many of You Would It Take to Be as Tall as One World Trade Center?
.

View gallery

How Many of You Would It Take to Be as Tall as One World Trade Center?

Congratulations to One World Trade, pride of lower Manhattan and the newly crowned tallest building in the Western Hemisphere (though not the tallest structure). Perhaps you're wondering how much taller than you it is? Well, we're here to help.

RELATED: Media Companies Flock to the Lower Manhattan

We put together this little tool that will show you just how many of you, standing on your own head, it would take to match the height of One World Trade. Why? Because that is an important consideration in architecture. As "hands" are to horses, "yous" are to skyscrapers.

RELATED: Al Franken Gets Emotional; Jimmy Fallon Does a Mean Jerry Seinfeld

Plug in your height below, and click to watch as the yous line up! Metric-using people, since this is a moment of American pride, you'll need to convert your meters or metres into inches.

RELATED: Admire New York's Tallest Building: 1 WTC

(A note: because you are so short compared to the tower, the yous may not evenly line up with the bottom of the building below, due to rounding issues.)

RELATED: Update: False Alarm at New World Trade Center Tower

How tall are you? feet, inches

RELATED: One World Trade Center Is About to Become the Tallest Building in the West

 
 

Photo at top: The spire of One World Trade is lifted into place. (AP) Photo above: A 3D rendering of the completed tower, shown at dusk. (AP)

View Comments (0)