posted on Mar, 3 2005 @ 12:59 PM
i wonder why they didnt go for it on 9/11
Well, with the methods used I don't know how possible it would have been. The WTC was a large target. The statue of liberty is only about 300 feet
from ground to tip. It's also not nearly as wide, so I don't think it would have been an easy task to crash a plane into it.
More importantly, the nature of the targets is different. The Statue is a symbol. Honestly speaking, and not to sound rude, it's not exactly
functional. It doesn't do anything. It's an item of sentimental and historical value only (excluding tourist dollars). The WTC on the other hand
had both aspects to it. It was a symbol as well, but it was also highly economically functional.
The terrorist realizes he has one opportunity to make this work. Because of this he wants to do the most damage, and at the same time take the least
risks. You would take out the place with the most value, rather than the place that's significantly harder to hit.
Side Note to the thread author: Your statement is half correct. The statue is half open and half closed. Tours of the island are still ongoing, and
you can go into the statue as well, but only up until the observation deck atop the pedestal. The Torch & Crown areas etc are in fact still closed.