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March 27, 2009

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ae

LOL. There is a huge gap between 'One World Trade Center' and 'Al Qaida Tower'. This 'you're either with us or against us' approach shows your own personal brand of despotism.

By the way, did you notice that the first tenant of your 'Freedom Tower' is a Chinese company? Chinese money will fund your answer to tyranny! How do you like that?

Lighten up. A luxurious building is not an answer to tyranny. Hard work and helping others (including those suffering because of the violence in the middle east) is.

GEORGE WU, A.I.A.

WHENEVER THERE WAS A HIGHRISE HAD A FIRE THAT WARRANTED THE FIRE ENGINES COMPANY AROUND MANY NEIGHBORHOODS, THE TEMPERATURE IN THE BUILDING CORE, SAY IN THE CASE OF 911, USUALLY SO HIGH ( 1,000 DEGREES OR MORE)THAT NO HUMAN BEING COULD EVER USE THE FIRESTAIRS. MY FORMER EMPLOYER, THE ARCHITECTS THAT DESIGN THIS BUILDING, JUST CHANGED THE CORE INTO CONCRETE FROM GYPSUM BOARD, HOPING THAT THE BUILDING WOULD NOT FALL DOWN AS THE WTC TWIN TOWERS DID. VERY WELL, THE BUILDING PROBABLY WOULD NOT FALL DOWN BUT NO ONE COULD USE ANY OF THE FIRESTAIRS EITHER. LAST TIME 2,700 DEATHS, HOW MANY TO BE EXPECTED TO BE TRAPPED AND HAVE TO JUMP OUT OF THE WINDOWS AGAIN?! THE ANSWER IS SIMPLE--- DESIGN MULTI-TOWERS CONNECTED WITH SKY BRIDGES.---BECAUSE I AM A RESPONSIBLE ARCHITECT.---DANCEWU(DOT)NET

GEORGE WU, A.I.A.

MULTI-TOWERS WITH SKY BRIDGES COULD SAVE LIVES.
WTC OF 911---2,700 DIED OR JUMPPED OUT OF THE WINDOWS.
HOW MANY MORE HAVE TO JUMP OUT OF THIS FREEDOM SINGLE TOWER?

Cap

Lighten up? If the name of a building is no big deal than why not leave it for those who think that it was and is a big deal. Leave it for the people who died that day, the people who are dying slowly as a result of coming to the aid of "One World Trade Center" This might've been a big deal for you if YOU lost someone that day, instead this a LOL-moment for you. Oh dearie, you're so dumb - this isn't a with us/against us argument - but you sound like some arrogant piece of crap and until you lose someone in a terrorist attack or find yourself on the front lines just shut your insignificant hole. How do you like that, pickle chugger?

Frank Warner

You know what? You are either for freedom or you are not.

So which is it?

jj mollo

I agree that this change of heart is very distressing. I don't really understand it either. Why is it that the name "Freedom Tower" would scare off clients? I find it difficult to believe. Who owns this building anyway?

Frank Warner

The stories say that the building is going up with $3 billion in "public money." I guess that means the Port Authority will own it, which means we, the public, own it.

As you've probably noticed, I'm constantly fascinated with those who avoid uttering the word "freedom." We see groups who claim to be for "peace and justice," but they never notice that there is no peace or justice without freedom.

Now this. Newsday says that when a new building was announced for ground zero, it immediately was referred to as the Freedom Tower. What would change that? A Chinese Communist tenant?

jj mollo

I don't think anyone will have to jump out of this building, whatever we call it. Hijackings are a thing of the past. Americans no longer tolerate it.

Frank Warner

Well, until Sept. 11, 2001, hijackers never tried the suicide ride. That's why no passenger tried to stop the planes that hit the World Trade Center. They had no idea anyone could be so hateful.

Now we know.

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