Not Even Close

2018-08-06T10:33:12+00:00 Vol. 2, Issue No. 17|
Updated: 08/06/18


Some people honestly think this glass monolith replaces the Twin Towers. It would be laughable if it weren’t so sad. Stories about how emotional some people were at the raising of the spire shows how susceptible and gullible and forgetful people can be. The Orwellian Freedom Tower, which is commonly described as the tower that “is replacing the fallen Twin Towers” and claims to be the “tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere” — is a humiliation, a capitulation, and a disgrace.

Anyone with eyes in their head should be able to see through the empty gimmickry. One tower, that is the same height, but around 25% smaller overall, is hardly a comeback. If the official rules are finagled and the Freedom Tower is dubbed the “tallest” by the official arbiter, the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, it will show how far we have fallen.

As one commenter in the Daily News wrote, “So if I wear a really tall hat does that make me taller? It is an embarrassment that 1 shorter building is replacing 2 taller buildings and we are supposed to be amazed at this mockery. When did we become people that applauded mediocrity. When will the sheeple see what is really going on?”

Port Authority spokesman Steve Coleman was quoted as saying, “If truth be told, this discussion is irrelevant. One WTC will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.” But truth be told, if this tower is as significant as they insist it is, then it is too important for a phony-baloney record that would make us look even more deluded and pathetic than we now do. That is certainly no way to “replace” the Twin Towers.

New York Daily News

World Trade Center workers raise top of the spire in emotional ceremony

The Guardian

Will One World Trade Center really be the tallest building in the west?

New York Daily News

Sneak peek at final piece of spire for One World Trade Center

NBC Bay Area

Rise to the Top: What You Need to Know About One World Trade Center

New York Post

Towering over terror

New York Daily News

The ‘pay to grieve’ 9/11 museum is a national disgrace

New York Daily News

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