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So Long Freedom

There's much hullabaloo in the NY media today over a bad idea that was gently phased out over a year ago.

See that building above? It's 1 World Trade Center, thank you very much. In days when nerves and hearts were still raw, anything could have the word Freedom slapped onto its name - I'm looking at you French Fries - our idiot then-Gov, Pataki dubbed the first building agreed upon to be built in the space still to this day called World Trade Center by the MTA, Port Authority, City and city citizens, as The Freedom Tower.

It was always 1 World Trade Center. The marketing materials for the past year from the agency looking to fill it's space all call it by it's appropriate address, and henceforth, name.

Pataki's having none of it:

"The Freedom Tower is not simply another piece of real estate and not just a name for marketing purposes," he said. "In design and name, it is symbolic of our commitment to rise above the attacks of Sept. 11. Where 1 and 2 World Trade Center once stood, there will be a memorial with two voids to honor the heroes we lost — and, in my view, those addresses should never be used again."

Um, what about 3-7? 7 World Trade Center fell that day as well, yet not a peep was made about its replacement's name - 7 World Trade Center.

Me thinks this might have a little something to do with a certain ex-Gov's recent leaking that he might be interested in his old job again and getting his name back in the press...

Forget the name. Can we just build the damn thing already?

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At 12:02 AM, Blogger One Observationist said...

Hey Z - Been awhile. I was on Long Island last week when the announcement of 1 WTC was made so I got to hear about it from the local NYC news outlets. I'm happy about the name change. I think it is a good tribute.

On a side note: The local news people are just as funny/dumb as the local news people in other parts of the country. So much for East Coast Elitism. LOL.



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