Freedom Tower has a new preferred name.
Preferred by who?
The Freedom Tower is out. One World Trade Center is in.
The signature skyscraper rising at ground zero to replace the fallen twin towers was first named the Freedom Tower in the first master plan to rebuild the site of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. State officials said the name of the tallest, most symbolic of five planned office towers would demonstrate the country’s triumph over terrorism.Officials heading the agency that owns the site confirmed Thursday that the name had long ago taken second place to its official title: One World Trade Center.
“As we market the building, we will ensure that the building is presented in the best possible way,” said Anthony Coscia, chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. “One World Trade Center is its address. It’s the one that we’re using. It’s the one that’s easiest for people to identify with and frankly, we’ve gotten a very interested and warm reception to it.”
One World Trade Center – which was once the name for the north trade center tower – has been the 1,776-foot tower’s legal name for the past few years, although officials more commonly called the building the Freedom Tower.
Can you feel the triumph?
Excuse me for being blunt as I can sometimes be but I am not really feeling the buzz of success when it come to the WTC.
It’s been almost eight goddam years and still we have not rebuilt the Twin Towers.
What’s the problem?
Is it because we don’t want to offend anybody?
I have to say it.
“Ooh… we’re really sorry Middle East.We promise not to build anything that offends you or makes you jealous.We apologize”
Why can’t we rebuild the two biggest freakin’ gaudiest most bodacious towers the world has ever seen and not the silly five wussy looking buildings that will be built?
They could have named one the Freedom Tower and named the second the Kiss my ass Tower.
I gotta’ say it.I’m pissed off about this and I don’t care who knows.
I want those towers back
That is how you show triumph over terrorism.
If you ask me this is a national disgrace.
The Twin Towers were a gorgeous example of American ingenuity and a tremendous source of pride.
I miss seeing them and groan when I see old TV shows or movies that still have their image.
George Bush should have made it a priority to rebuild those towers.
If we are not going to have the beloved Twin Towers rebuilt then it is a sham and a spineless fraud to call what will come to rest on that site The World Trade Center.
It’s Chicken sh(t Plaza
Let me show you the world’s tallest building and where it resides.