May 11, 2013

One World Trade Center: "Hey, I'm Back"


The spire atop One World Trade Center has been fully installed and the structure has reached its symbolic height of 1,776 feet. The finishing touches were put in place this morning and the building now becomes the tallest in the Western Hemisphere.

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 11, 2013 8:30 AM
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Did you mean The Surrender Tower at One White Flag Center? Because that's a far more apt name and address than "Freedom Tower". The original WTC - that represented something radical islamists have since destroyed - is not "back".

Posted by: goy at May 11, 2013 11:42 AM

And it only took more than a decade, with a freaking mosque in the ruins.

Posted by: Christopher Taylor at May 11, 2013 12:00 PM

Five years for Hoover Dam. 8-1/2 years to go to the moon. Ten years for One World Trade Center.

Posted by: Steve at May 11, 2013 12:57 PM


Posted by: Fat Man at May 11, 2013 3:40 PM

Guess comments posted here with links just go into a black hole now... :-(

This eyesore is rightly referred to as The Surrender Tower, with an address of One White Flag Center. That which was epitomized by the original towers is anything but "back".

Posted by: goy at May 11, 2013 9:10 PM

Goy you just gotta wait for approval.

Posted by: vanderleun at May 11, 2013 9:58 PM

Sorry - my bad. Seems like it's been consistent though.

Posted by: goy at May 12, 2013 9:41 AM

In order to control the spam storms the filter is set to reject a lot of comments that contain a url in an unpublished state.

This means they are held until I see them and personally allow them to be published.

This is necessary since the spam filter catches at least 400 - 2000 spam comments a day that are not published int he blog.

If the filter recognizes you as an approved commenter it holds you url containing comment in a stack waiting for approval.

That means I have to actively call the page.

I am not in a position to do so 24 hours a day.

Posted by: vanderleun at May 12, 2013 10:02 AM