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63 Responses to Freedom Tower Almost Half Done!

  1. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31766 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 12:46 pm
    Link: Freedom Tower Almost Half Done! - Did you even know they were started? Who cares about the Mosque, be proud of what you build America!
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 19, 2010 at 12:51 pm
    Should be a cool tower either way!
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    ryan99 Male 13-17
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    December 19, 2010 at 12:52 pm
    I did not know they had even started, that`s great though! I`ll visit some day
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    T-Marley Male 70 & Over
    602 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 1:02 pm
    Ugh. I`m embarrassed that what was supposed to be a symbol of our perseverance will take 11 years to build after years of bickering and fear of making a bigger target for the terrorists to attack.

    This should have been a higher priority, but it`s just another symbol of our bureaucratic wrangling holding up progress.
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    holy crap, i didn`t know they started either. looks cool.
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    coedog Male 30-39
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    December 19, 2010 at 1:12 pm
    I hate the name "Freedom Tower". I think it sounds completely hokey and like something G.W. Bush`s brilliant mind would come up with. Nearly as hokey and embarrassing as "Department of Homeland Security". "One World Trade Center" has a more dignified cache`.
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    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1443 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 1:20 pm
    Freedom tower? Now that is a pritty naff name... I know you have alot of patriotism going on there, but don`t make that name offical. It brings to mind rednecks waving the Confederate Flag at NASCAR "Because we`re American!".
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    duffytoler Male 40-49
    5196 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    >>Freedom tower? Now that is a pritty naff name.

    Thanks!
    ...wait - is "naff" something bad?
  9. Profile photo of Agent00Smith
    Agent00Smith Male 18-29
    2581 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 1:26 pm
    `Merica!
  10. Profile photo of sky_132
    sky_132 Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2010 at 1:34 pm
    Its so stupid! after 9/11 the USA decides to make a even taller building, havent they learned?! LOL
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    iceblack Male 18-29
    551 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 1:41 pm
    America, Fck Yeah!
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    Plague555 Male 18-29
    553 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 1:42 pm
    They should make it half the size of the previous towers and paint it red, white, blue. Then on the roof a giant F U should be painted. So when the enemies take satellite photos of new york the letters are visible lol
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    rammo34 Male 18-29
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    December 19, 2010 at 1:44 pm
    Cool. I think we could`ve come up with a better name though.
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    Cruddup Male 30-39
    56 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    They should have just rebuilt the old towers, twice as big, just to rub in the faces of the extremists.
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    Discobiscuit Male 18-29
    542 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 1:48 pm
    Sky. I don`t even know, man.
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    Farsidedown Male 18-29
    421 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 1:50 pm
    @sky132- I didn`t realize that all the terrorists were trying to do was teach us a lesson. It`s not stupid, it`s a statement. No matter how hard they try to tear us down, we will rise again, stronger than before. Sure it sounds kind of hokey, but it is in essence a memorial, and wouldn`t be much of one if we were trying to make it smaller than the old towers in order to be less of a target for another attack. That would just be a show of fear.
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    soulsender76 Male 30-39
    182 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 1:51 pm
    Sunday, December 19, 2010 1:34:02 PM
    Its so stupid! after 9/11 the USA decides to make a even taller building, havent they learned?! LOL

    sky_132
    Male, 18-29, Europe



    Sad troll is sad.
  18. Profile photo of Evil_Eye
    Evil_Eye Male 18-29
    1443 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 2:02 pm
    "duffytoler: ...wait - is "naff" something bad?"

    Yep, that was my Britishness showing.
  19. Profile photo of n0n
    n0n Male 18-29
    342 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 2:42 pm
    why is everyone debating whether the height of this new building will stir the arabs to `attack` again? surely you are all aware that it was your own government that orchestrated the events of that day?
    if they decide that they want another excuse to go bomb a third world country, don`t worry, they`ll think of something.
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    sportsfan94 Male 13-17
    108 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 3:32 pm
    Who cares about the mosque?

    A helluva lot of people, that`s who.
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    IseeingI2I Male 18-29
    271 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    @n0n surely you jest when you say that. the government doesnt have that much power they just spread those rumors to seem to be more in control
  22. Profile photo of Dragonlord
    Dragonlord Male 18-29
    734 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 4:14 pm
    lol @ n0n. If you`re gonna troll, at least do it convincingly.
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    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
    3001 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 4:53 pm
    "wait - is "naff" something bad?"
    wait, is naff just a british slang word?

    anyway, nice idea, but Freedom Tower is a silly name
  24. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 5:22 pm
    n0n: I hope you are just trolling, Because if that vile slur is what your European media is spouting, It`s complete bullcrap.
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    kj36 Female 18-29
    240 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 5:27 pm
    sportsfan: way to be.. original.
  26. Profile photo of SlothOfDoom
    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
    2033 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 6:00 pm
    Freedom tower? Really? That name is just...silly.

    I want to ironically imprison a bunch of people there or something.
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    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
    1598 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 6:38 pm
    Freedom Tower? Must be where we go to eat our Freedom Fries.
  28. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31766 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 6:59 pm
    It is NOT officially called "Freedom Tower" but I like it: knock the `twin towers` down? Up goes the Freedom Tower! Taller than ever!

    I say `who cares about the mosque` because the MSM loves to dwell on the hateful and negative in regards to the USA. I say Americans should rightfully be proud of all the good things they`ve done! That`s why there`s almost zero coverage (except negative) about the progress of the new buildings, eh?

    I seriously ask: if America is so bad, why do so many people want to live there? It`s not like East Germany, where they had to build a wall to keep people IN!
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    handys003 Male 50-59
    2402 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    We need to put a giant FU finger on top and all lighted for Bin Laden and Al-Queda.
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    vorpalsword Male 18-29
    1452 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    i wish they just rebuilt the original WTC
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    handys003 Male 50-59
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    December 19, 2010 at 7:54 pm
    @5 Cats
    Because we are a bunch of manic depressives in the USA. :-P
  32. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10443 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 9:22 pm
    That`s why there`s almost zero coverage

    Nope. The reason why there`s almost no coverage is because people don`t care about half-finished construction projects.

    Anyway, I think it`s great. Harness the obsolete power of American patriotism and you can achieve this.
  33. Profile photo of 5Cats
    5Cats Male 50-59
    31766 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 10:25 pm
    That`s odd @LazyMe, the MSM seems to think we care a LOT about a mosque that hasn`t even begun it`s construction... FAIL! lolz!
  34. Profile photo of videogamer
    videogamer Male 18-29
    3016 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 10:55 pm
    And when it`s done, the Dubai tower will still be almost 1000 feet taller.

    I disapprove.
  35. Profile photo of jamie76
    jamie76 Male 30-39
    2346 posts
    December 19, 2010 at 11:13 pm
    Videogamer,

    you do realize that the Dubai tower was built by an AMERICAN company right? in fact, all the tallest buildings in the world were...

    who cares how tall it is...the US is not so insecure as a nation that, like Dubai, we have to try and prove how superior we are by making a overly tall building.

    get over it.
  36. Profile photo of Mani-Jac
    Mani-Jac Male 40-49
    805 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 12:44 am
    They should have made them red white and blue, with eagles and stars etc and a big picture of mohamed on it (like the danish ones), let`s see if they want to build a mosque next to that......
  37. Profile photo of s0rd3dvis1on
    s0rd3dvis1on Male 18-29
    2389 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 12:53 am
    so is it plane proof?
  38. Profile photo of Crucible
    Crucible Male 18-29
    1817 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 1:31 am
    I agree with videogamer.
    The Americans should build the tallest goddamned tower in existence, just to show the rest of the world that they just don`t give a f*ck
  39. Profile photo of weebazweebaz
    weebazweebaz Male 30-39
    76 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 1:41 am
    @mani-jac
    They should have made them red white and blue, with eagles and stars etc and a big picture of mohamed on it (like the danish ones), let`s see if they want to build a mosque next to that......


    yes i agree, makes it easier to see from the sky
  40. Profile photo of gorgack2000
    gorgack2000 Male 13-17
    4683 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 2:59 am
    @CrakrJak- Although I completely agree, I can assure you that the European media doesn`t spread conspiracy theories like that.
  41. Profile photo of PierreJeanFR
    PierreJeanFR Male 40-49
    1360 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 3:08 am
    will it have a landing strip?
  42. Profile photo of Intaresting
    Intaresting Male 18-29
    812 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 3:23 am
    Freedom tower? Talk about ironic.
  43. Profile photo of Baalthazaq
    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 4:00 am
    Jamie, your second sentence belies your first.

    5cats. Might I suggest, that if you think things are brought up too often, try this:
    Don`t bring it up.

    Especially in a totally unrelated topic, after 3 months of nobody talking about it.

    Just a thought.

    Times brought up by you in this thread: 3
    Times by everyone else combined: 2, both quoting you.
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    Baalthazaq Male 18-29
    4548 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 4:45 am
    Now, on the actual topic.
    1776 feet was a great idea. 1776 was the year of American Independence. It gives the impression of a sophisticated response rather than a blunt "AMERICA MAKE BIGGER!" response.

    It is already taller than the original tower. It`s the perfect height.

    The "One World Trade Center" is again a sophisticated call out, and sounds like a thoughtful, unifying name. This seems to be the name they`re going for.

    "Freedom tower" just brings to mind a combination of reactionary politics, bad Mel Gibson movies, "Freedom fries", 1984 doublespeak, and Bush Truthiness.

    If "freedom" or to put it another way LIBERTY was the main thing Al-Q were trying to strike out against, there was an easier, more obvious, more famous, more iconically American target less than 15 seconds away.
  45. Profile photo of Volsunga
    Volsunga Male 18-29
    1548 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 5:42 am
    Really? Has everyone gotten so butthurt by the stereotype Europe has made of the US that they`re afraid of looking like a redneck for using the word "freedom"? I fail to understand how somebody could be that impressionable.
    Remember what that word means, because this is an example of why we are losing it in this country.
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    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 5:59 am
    "If "freedom" or to put it another way LIBERTY was the main thing Al-Q were trying to strike out against, there was an easier, more obvious, more famous, more iconically American target less than 15 seconds away."

    only nobody cares about the statue of liberty. we`d care more about the whitehouse being attacked than the statue of lib being attacked. the thought `meh, somebody bombed a pile of copper with less than 50 people in it.` comes to mind.
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    blckhawk1234 Male 18-29
    518 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 6:50 am
    Freedom to be arrogant.
  48. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
    17515 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 7:52 am
    There is nothing wrong with the name Freedom Tower, 1776 not only refers to it`s height but the year of America`s `Freedom`, Our declaration of independence.

    It`s going to be a beautiful building when it`s finished, Along with the others around it.
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    soulsender76 Male 30-39
    182 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 8:15 am
    LazyMe484
    Male, 18-29, Canada
    6934 Posts Sunday, December 19, 2010 9:22:05 PM
    That`s why there`s almost zero coverage


    Nope. The reason why there`s almost no coverage is because people don`t care about half-finished construction projects.

    Anyway, I think it`s great. Harness the obsolete power of American patriotism and you can achieve this.


    Patriotism for America still runs the third rock from the Sun!
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    JoeYC Male 18-29
    721 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 8:23 am
    hear that, britain owned you.
  51. Profile photo of Quackor
    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 8:31 am
    I want some freedom fries with that
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
    15511 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 8:32 am
    Not nearly as impressive as they wanted to make it look:

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    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 8:38 am
    blackhawk,
    Nobody is asking you to live here.

    I`m interested to see what design they finally chose.
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    hatface Male 18-29
    605 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 9:00 am
    They should have built a runway, that would have showed any wanna-go terrorists.

    Also, if AL-Q wanted to really hurt America, blow up the Santiago Comic-Con. THAT`s how you plunge a country into chaos: no good TV.
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    mervviscious Male 40-49
    1794 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 9:22 am
    Hope it has room for twin 50`s on it. and maybe a rocket launcher or two...
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    NDLOgan Male 30-39
    218 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 9:29 am
    Hey Joe hear that? No one cares about your stupid remark!
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    greggpethers Male 18-29
    271 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 10:23 am
    i live in gateway plaza, about 50 yards from the site, i moved in last year and i have seen this thing grow from virtually nothing, to what it is now! it even has little festive christmas lights on every floor!

    cant wait to see it finished!
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
    14273 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 12:44 pm
    Why don`t they name it Independence Tower I think that`s more fitting and catchy.
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    Ru1n Male 18-29
    44 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 1:09 pm
    It`s amazing to think about all the stupid poo the major news networks choose to cover---yet not one drating peep about the construction of this thing.
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    BrimstoneOne Male 30-39
    2229 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 2:13 pm
    Strange that its a Brit doing the reporting on this thing, instead of the Americans...Pity.
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    Molehouse Male 13-17
    303 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 2:17 pm
    Just going to throw it out there... how long do you think it will take for this new tower to get bombed to smithereens?
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    PTPete Female 30-39
    1236 posts
    December 20, 2010 at 10:26 pm
    We`re working on our plan to tour all the states--I hope this is done by the time we get to the East Coast. If it isn`t..so what, it`ll still be cool.
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    sylphies Female 18-29
    282 posts
    December 22, 2010 at 11:52 pm
    anything with the word freedom in it`s name has always sounded corny to me. McGovern`s name is better IMHO.

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