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Freedom Tower Almost Half Done!

Hits: 25147 | Rating: (2.9) | Category: Misc. | Added by: 5Cats
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sylphies
Female, 18-29, Eastern US
 285 Posts
Wednesday, December 22, 2010 11:52:38 PM
anything with the word freedom in it's name has always sounded corny to me. McGovern's name is better IMHO.

PTPete
Female, 30-39, Western US
 1244 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 10:26:06 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.

Molehouse
Male, 13-17, Europe
 304 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 2:17:36 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?

BrimstoneOne
Male, 30-39, Canada
 2239 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 2:13:57 PM
Strange that its a Brit doing the reporting on this thing, instead of the Americans...Pity.

Ru1n
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 44 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 1:09:34 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.

McGovern1981
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 13233 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 12:44:21 PM
Why don't they name it Independence Tower I think that's more fitting and catchy.

greggpethers
Male, 18-29, Europe
 272 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 10:23:43 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!

NDLOgan
Male, 30-39, Midwest US
 221 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 9:29:35 AM
Hey Joe hear that? No one cares about your stupid remark!

mervviscious
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 1807 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 9:22:55 AM
Hope it has room for twin 50's on it. and maybe a rocket launcher or two...

hatface
Male, 18-29, Europe
 614 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 9:00:11 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.

number43
Male, 70 & Over, Asia
 765 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 8:38:40 AM
blackhawk,
Nobody is asking you to live here.

I'm interested to see what design they finally chose.

Angelmassb
Male, 18-29, S. America
 15498 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 8:32:20 AM
Not nearly as impressive as they wanted to make it look:


Quackor
Male, 18-29, S. America
 2864 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 8:31:08 AM
I want some freedom fries with that

JoeYC
Male, 18-29, Europe
 725 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 8:23:23 AM
hear that, britain owned you.

soulsender76
Male, 30-39, Southern US
 182 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 8:15:30 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!

CrakrJak
Male, 40-49, Midwest US
 16893 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 7:52:17 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.

blckhawk1234
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 521 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 6:50:58 AM
Freedom to be arrogant.

TKD_Master
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 4827 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 5:59:25 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.

Volsunga
Male, 18-29, Midwest US
 1548 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 5:42:11 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.

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 4:45:55 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.

Baalthazaq
Male, 18-29, Asia
 4753 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 4:00:37 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.

Intaresting
Male, 18-29, Europe
 812 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 3:23:16 AM
Freedom tower? Talk about ironic.

PierreJeanFR
Male, 40-49, Europe
 1337 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 3:08:57 AM
will it have a landing strip?

gorgack2000
Male, 13-17, Europe
 4702 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 2:59:31 AM
@CrakrJak- Although I completely agree, I can assure you that the European media doesn't spread conspiracy theories like that.

weebazweebaz
Male, 30-39, Europe
 76 Posts
Monday, December 20, 2010 1:41:48 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

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