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BrandonCarr39
03-27-2009, 01:06 PM
http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,510863,00.html

NEW YORK The Freedom Tower is out. One World Trade Center is in.

The agency that owns ground zero confirmed Thursday that the signature skyscraper replacing the towers destroyed on Sept. 11 will be more commonly known as One World Trade Center.

The building under construction at the site was named the Freedom Tower in the first ground zero master plan. Officials at the time said the tallest, most symbolic of five planned towers at the site would demonstrate the country's triumph over terrorism.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey chairman Anthony Coscia says the agency refers to the building as One World Trade Center. He says it's the building's legal name and "the one that's easiest for people to identify with."

SCSTILLER
03-27-2009, 01:11 PM
Build it into the shape of a hand flipping the bird and put a Patriot Missile battery on top of it.

Don't really care what they call it though. Would have preferred freedom tower, but I can understand naming it World Trade Center again!

revefsreleets
03-27-2009, 01:19 PM
Why has it taken so long to get this goddamned thing built is what I want to know!!!!!:banging:

X-Terminator
03-27-2009, 01:37 PM
Why has it taken so long to get this goddamned thing built is what I want to know!!!!!:banging:

In part because of legal issues, mainly the families of the victims wanting the site preserved and blocking any attempts at rebuilding, and then after they began drawing up the plans, wanting to ensure that there will be some kind of permanent memorial to the victims. The planning stage took a while as well - lots of different designs were considered before settling on the final plans.

revefsreleets
03-27-2009, 02:14 PM
Rebuilding fast would have pulled the teeth of the terrorists a bit I think...

stlrtruck
03-27-2009, 02:22 PM
Why has it taken so long to get this goddamned thing built is what I want to know!!!!!:banging:

It's Obama's fault!!!

HometownGal
03-27-2009, 02:35 PM
It's Obama's fault!!!

But, but, but, but, but..........BUSH! :chuckle:

X-Terminator
03-27-2009, 03:20 PM
any pics of the selected design? the one I remember looked like something from krypton.

Good description!

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/03/27/amd_freedom_tower.jpg

Here's another site with some more pictures/renderings of the site: http://www.lowermanhattan.info/construction/gallery/album.asp?album_id=29

MACH1
03-27-2009, 04:43 PM
But, but, but, but, but..........BUSH! :chuckle:

Its not my fault! I inherited it. :chuckle:

Dino 6 Rings
03-27-2009, 05:07 PM
You know...I am not so sure they should build on the exact site. I'd be worried about Ghosts.

Here me out...most hauntings occur in places where a violent event took place. Gettysburgh as an example. Houses where an entire family is killed or something like that.

Well, 3000 people dying in a 2 building collapse after a plane smashed into the side of the building causing a gigantic fireball...well that's pretty violent.

I'd be interested to see if any of those "ghost hunters" aren't in this building the first week after its complete, or even during the construction of this new building. I mean, I would bet they have ghosts at that site.

But that's just my weird side coming out.

TeeJay
03-27-2009, 09:41 PM
Good description!

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/03/27/amd_freedom_tower.jpg

Here's another site with some more pictures/renderings of the site: http://www.lowermanhattan.info/construction/gallery/album.asp?album_id=29


That looks pretty freaking awesome. Maybe just disguise the fact that's an ICBM on top, and turn it more into a middle finger instead........then Bob's your uncle.

Galax Steeler
03-28-2009, 08:21 AM
Good description!

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2009/03/27/amd_freedom_tower.jpg

Here's another site with some more pictures/renderings of the site: http://www.lowermanhattan.info/construction/gallery/album.asp?album_id=29

That building would look cool in the middel of New York.

The Patriot
03-28-2009, 09:34 AM
In part because of legal issues, mainly the families of the victims wanting the site preserved and blocking any attempts at rebuilding, and then after they began drawing up the plans, wanting to ensure that there will be some kind of permanent memorial to the victims. The planning stage took a while as well - lots of different designs were considered before settling on the final plans.

Also, I heard they took some surveys and a lot of people said that they didn't want to work their everyday jobs at a sight where so many people died.

HometownGal
03-28-2009, 10:05 AM
Also, I heard they took some surveys and a lot of people said that they didn't want to work their everyday jobs at a sight where so many people died.

I think I'd be a little creeped out by that too.

Great looking structure! I love the point on the top - just impale and stack terrorist heads if they ever decide to try attacking us again. :upyours:

Dino 6 Rings
03-28-2009, 11:07 AM
Also, I heard they took some surveys and a lot of people said that they didn't want to work their everyday jobs at a sight where so many people died.

Ghosts, I'm telling you. If ever there was a place in the US where there would be heavy ghost activity, ground zero is it.

Hammer67
03-30-2009, 10:52 AM
Ghosts, I'm telling you. If ever there was a place in the US where there would be heavy ghost activity, ground zero is it.

:laughing: