Height Of 1 World Trade Center Debated In Chicago
"And we welcome the building to the elite club of the tallest buildings in the world. Nobody's looking at this like a competition." Still, the Willis has a central place in Chicago's history, speaking to the city's own tradition of recovering from adversity ever since the 1871 Great Fire and its history of creating architectural marvels, said Peter Alter, an archivist at the Chicago History Museum. Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, headquartered in Chicago, also designed the Willis. Then known as the Sears Tower, it was completed in 1973 and remained the tallest building in the world until 1996 when the council ruled that the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, had knocked it from the top spot.<br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/11/08/height-of-new-world-trade-center-debated-in-us/3477883/

World Stocks Lower Ahead of US Jobs Data

stocks were poised to bounce higher. Dow futures edged up 0.1 percent to 15,581 and S&P 500 futures rose 0.2 percent to 1,748.80. Asia markets closed lower. Japan's Nikkei 225 sank 1 percent to end at 14,086.80 and Seoul's Kospi dropped 1 percent to 1,984.87. Hong Kong's Hang Seng slid 0.6 percent to 22,744.39. In mainland China, the Shanghai Composite fell 1.1 percent to 2,106.13. Benchmarks in Australia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, the Philippines and Indonesia also fell.<br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/world-markets-cautiously-await-key-us-data-20812631

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