CHICAGO — The Sears Tower used to be the tallest building in the world. The Willis Tower is now the second tallest in America, and could drop to third.
Construction of the Nordstrom Tower is underway in New York. Once work is done, the Nordstrom Tower is expected to pass the Willis Tower by three feet.
The council on tall buildings in Chicago is protecting its turf, saying it’s too early to say how tall that new building will actually stand when it’s completed.