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A big middle finger to terrorists

In a wonderful step in the right direction, the latest step in the rebuilding process of the World Trade Center site in Lower Manhattan occurred over the weekend, with the federal and New York State governments announcing plans to occupy a total of 1 million square feet in the Freedom Tower, the 1,776-foot-tall centerpiece of the redevelopment project.

The lease plans follow closely on the heels of two other major signs of progress at the site. On September 7, the final plans for three skyscrapers to be built on the site were unveiled by developer Larry Silverstein. The three towers--designed by world-renowned architects Norman Foster, Lord Richard Rogers and Fumihiko Maki--will add 6.2 million square feet to the site in addition to the 2.3 million-square-foot Freedom Tower.

Apparently, there are still concerns about the building's ability to get tenants, who may fear another terrorist attack. I can see that being a valid concern, but I like the gumption of those who give that big middle finger to terrorists and take the penthouse suite of the building. If it a company I can do business with, I most certainly will.


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