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  World's tallest building unveiled
Updated 19 December 2003, 18.47
A computer design for the worlds tallest building
The tallest skyscraper in the world will be built on the site of the former Twin Towers.

The new design for the Freedom Tower at the World Trade Center site was revealed in New York on Friday.

With 70 floors, and soaring to a height of 541 metres, it will beat the current record of 451m currently held by the Petronas Towers in Malaysia.

Designers of the new towers, who were inspired by the Statue of Liberty, also claim it to be the world's safest.

Wind turbines

A computer design for the worlds tallest building
In addition to the safety features, such as separate staircases for firefighters and blast proof glass, the building will have a green element.

Within the tower, there will be wind turbines that may provide 20 percent of the building's energy.

Symbolic 1776

The skyscraper should be completed at the end of 2008 or the beginning of 2009 at a cost of $12 billion.

Above the offices, the building has a 276 foot spire that takes the tower up to the symbolic height of 1776 feet (541m).

1776 was the year the US declared independence from Britain.

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