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Freedom Tower was going to signify America's determination to rebuild quickly and steeply at Ground Zero after 9/11. It would rise a symbolic 1,776 feet, making it the world's tallest building, and feature an asymmetrical spire that evoked the Statue of Liberty's upraised torch.
Fascinated, the city and nation waited. And waited. And lost patience. And interest.
Yet now — after years of redesigns, blown deadlines, bureaucratic snafus and political infighting, and in the midst of a recession when almost no new skyscrapers are planned anywhere — Freedom Tower's frame is almost 20 sto
Originally posted by ElectricUniverse
But at the end, it won't stand for anything. It is not going to be named Freedom Tower, it is not going to evoke the Statue of Liberty, nor be the tallest building.
At the end it is going to be transformed into a "possible profitable estate venture".
Originally posted by Peruvianmonk
I always thought a nice park commemorating the victims would have been the most appropriate action. All this bravado about showing the world we are still number 1 through the building of an even bigger target is silly. It was a terrible tragedy for America and should be remembered as one.
It is more important to help heal the countries mental health and especcialy that of the victims families, survivors and eye-wittnesses, than to try and make some kind of announcement to the world of America's greatness