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One World Trade Center gets spire, bringing it to its full 1,776-foot height
NYDN ^ | May 8, 2013 | Erik Badia AND Ryan Sit

Posted on 05/10/2013 12:03:03 PM PDT by Daffynition

With the twists of a few final bolts, the steel spire atop One World Trade Center was installed Friday morning — raising the building’s height to a symbolic 1,776 feet.

A sea of construction workers stared into the blue spring sky with pride and delight after the finishing touches were applied about 8 a.m.

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TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Outdoors
KEYWORDS: architecture; freedomtower; nyc; wtc
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1 posted on 05/10/2013 12:03:03 PM PDT by Daffynition
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To: Daffynition

It looks like a minaret.


2 posted on 05/10/2013 12:04:14 PM PDT by 17th Miss Regt
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To: Daffynition

Now can we hang Khalid Sheikh Mohammed from it?

That KSM is still alive nearly 11 years after he was captured is beyond comprehension.


3 posted on 05/10/2013 12:05:28 PM PDT by PGR88
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To: Daffynition

It looks like a digital abstract of the staute of liberty


4 posted on 05/10/2013 12:08:37 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: 17th Miss Regt

How do they get the crane down when they are done?


5 posted on 05/10/2013 12:10:15 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Exactly. It’s a disgrace.


6 posted on 05/10/2013 12:11:44 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: central_va

One peice at a time!


7 posted on 05/10/2013 12:12:09 PM PDT by Conserev1 ("Still Clinging to my Bible and my Weapon")
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To: Daffynition

Awesome. Just in time for the NYC vote, to allow illegal aliens to vote.


8 posted on 05/10/2013 12:13:03 PM PDT by Puppage (You may disagree with what I have to say, but I shall defend to your death my right to say it)
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To: central_va

They lower themselves. It’s interesting watching them do that.


9 posted on 05/10/2013 12:13:03 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Well...whoopty doooo.....


10 posted on 05/10/2013 12:13:58 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Daffynition

Take it down and put the Towers back up.


11 posted on 05/10/2013 12:14:12 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
It looks like a minaret.

Actually, you're right... it does.

12 posted on 05/10/2013 12:17:58 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

My son is a director of documentary film and sent me a picture he took yesterday from the top of that building - floor 105.

I don’t know why he was there. He’s working on “Heroes Behind the Badge Two” film. He made the first one last year.


13 posted on 05/10/2013 12:18:48 PM PDT by Marcella (Prepping can save your life today. Going Galt is freedom.)
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To: longfellow
Take it down and put the Towers back up.

That would offend muslims.

14 posted on 05/10/2013 12:18:58 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

First thought it inspired in me was a call to prayer thingy, if minaret is word you want to use then ok. I will will not forget my first trip to egypt in mid eighties we laughed at the silly noise in the city. Guess I was just ignorant. I’m not anymore and do not find it funny sounding anymore. Now I worry.


15 posted on 05/10/2013 12:21:04 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: VaRepublican

The disease is spreading................


16 posted on 05/10/2013 12:22:22 PM PDT by VaRepublican (I would propagate taglines but I don't know how. But bloggers do.)
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To: ScottinVA

You’re right.


17 posted on 05/10/2013 12:23:43 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: longfellow

If it’s the picture in Post 1, then that’s definitely NOT Lower Manhattan in the background!


18 posted on 05/10/2013 12:28:50 PM PDT by StevieB
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To: central_va

The same way the put it up. In sections, disassembling it a ‘’floor’’or section at a time.


19 posted on 05/10/2013 12:31:24 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Daffynition

..that crane operator is a special breed..especially after all the recent crane disasters NYC has had recently


20 posted on 05/10/2013 12:31:40 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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21 posted on 05/10/2013 12:34:29 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Daffynition

Sheik Nanny BloomMuzzie will get a Koran up there soon.


22 posted on 05/10/2013 12:42:52 PM PDT by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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To: ScottinVA; longfellow
longfellow ~ Take it down and put the Towers back up.

ScottinVA ~ That would offend muslims.

Precisely.

Rebuild the towers, taller, stronger, better.

23 posted on 05/10/2013 12:44:15 PM PDT by null and void (America needs to be led by warriors not by lawyers)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

I’m glad I’m not the only one to notice that.


24 posted on 05/10/2013 12:45:06 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: longfellow

I agree, this building is a disgrace. And sticking a pole on top to claim it as the tallest is just a joke.

Granted its been done several times before, but this structure should have national significance. Not some “tallest” based on a technicality.

We should have built them back at least one floor taller, that’s the message it should convey.

After the Grinch stole Christmas, all the Hoos in Hoo-ville gathered, didn’t let it persuade them and lived the spirit of their beliefs, in spite of it all.

Weird analogy I know...


25 posted on 05/10/2013 12:45:53 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot
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To: Daffynition

I am totally disgusted with everything about New York City.


26 posted on 05/10/2013 12:47:20 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: central_va

Disassemble and lower it down in stages with another crane.


27 posted on 05/10/2013 12:48:09 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel (Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alteration: The acronym explains the science.)
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To: null and void
Rebuild the towers, taller, stronger, better.

With long-range anti-aircraft armaments.

28 posted on 05/10/2013 12:48:57 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: DanielRedfoot

We should have built them back at least one floor taller, yes a museum.


29 posted on 05/10/2013 12:49:20 PM PDT by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: DanielRedfoot
Sticking something on its head to make it appear taller -

30 posted on 05/10/2013 12:49:36 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: PGR88
Now can we hang Khalid Sheikh Mohammed from it?

Let's throw him off it, so he can experience the horrid feeling of falling 1,700+ feet to his death like his victims did on 9/11. Just clear a wide open cemented area.

31 posted on 05/10/2013 12:50:33 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: SWAMPSNIPER
I am totally disgusted with everything about New York City.

I am, too... and the fact that it took damned near 12 friggin' years to build this structure to replace twin towers that were built in 18 months speaks volumes about this country's ability to accomplish anything unusual or difficult.

32 posted on 05/10/2013 12:55:21 PM PDT by ScottinVA ( Liberal is to patriotism as Kermit Gosnell is to neonatal care.)
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To: ScottinVA

The NYC/urban liberal mentality running American politics all these years is responsible for most of the problems we face today.


33 posted on 05/10/2013 12:58:49 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: 17th Miss Regt
It looks like a minaret.

Exactly my thought.

34 posted on 05/10/2013 12:58:55 PM PDT by numberonepal (First they came for Sarah, then they came for Herman.....)
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Is this one of those Victory Mosque thingies?

The new Muslim Overlords seem to be real pricks.


35 posted on 05/10/2013 1:12:37 PM PDT by headsonpikes (Mass murder and cannibalism are the twin sacraments of socialism - "Who-whom?"-Lenin)
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36 posted on 05/10/2013 1:23:47 PM PDT by Reeses
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To: Daffynition

400 foot spire to reach 1,776 seems like cheating to me.


37 posted on 05/10/2013 1:28:50 PM PDT by SMGFan (SMGfan is not "Sub Machine Gun" fan)
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To: Daffynition

When are they going to paint the big red target in the side of it so the terrorist can aim for it? I learned in kindergarten not to build “tall buildings” out of the blocks. The class bully targets the tallest one every time. They should have left it as a bloody hole in the ground. It happened, it was ugly, it should have stayed ugly.


38 posted on 05/10/2013 1:53:06 PM PDT by ThePatriotsFlag ( EVERY DIME Obama Spends is given to him by the Republicans in the House.)
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To: longfellow
Take it down and put the Towers back up

The towers should have been rebuilt in Riyadh, next to the American governor's palace, no later than 9/11/03.

Bush's fault.

39 posted on 05/10/2013 2:02:56 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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To: Daffynition

Needs a cross


40 posted on 05/10/2013 2:31:20 PM PDT by keving (We get the government we vote for)
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To: Reeses

41 posted on 05/10/2013 2:53:03 PM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: Doogle
Bless them all.


42 posted on 05/10/2013 3:07:38 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: ThePatriotsFlag

This Nyawker may not agree: **“It’s basically showing (the terrorists), ‘You can’t take America down. We’ll rebuild,’” said Eddie Fackler, who was meeting a friend downtown. “It’s a sense of who we are.”**


43 posted on 05/10/2013 3:09:56 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Reeses

Oh goodness!


44 posted on 05/10/2013 3:10:23 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: SMGFan
Someone thought it looks like a narwhal.


45 posted on 05/10/2013 3:28:22 PM PDT by Daffynition (Stand Your Ground)
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To: Ray76

Awesome tagline btw.


46 posted on 05/10/2013 3:43:04 PM PDT by wonkowasright (Wonko from outside the asylum)
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To: Yehuda; Jeremiah Jr; Errant; cyn; 444Flyer
With the twists of a few final bolts, the steel spire atop One World Trade Center was installed Friday morning — raising the building’s height to a symbolic 1,776 feet 541 m ping.

(ישראל = 541)

47 posted on 05/10/2013 4:05:52 PM PDT by Ezekiel (The Obama-nation began with the Inauguration of Desolation.)
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To: Ray76

It’s a disgrace that it took so long. The Empire State Building went up in less than 15 months according to Wikipedia.


48 posted on 05/10/2013 5:16:44 PM PDT by neverdem (Register pressure cookers! /s)
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To: 17th Miss Regt; Ezekiel

“It looks like a minaret.”

TOO much like a minaret. Reminds me of this:

9/05

“FLIGHT 93 MEMORIAL: SEEING IS BELIEVING”

“Tons of you are stunned, outraged, and sickened by the new Flight 93 Memorial, the “Crescent of Embrace.”...”

(snip)“Sure, there is an Islamic crescent,” Murdoch said. “Theirs is a lunar crescent. Ours isn’t based on that.”

http://michellemalkin.com/2005/09/10/flight-93-memorial-seeing-is-believing/


49 posted on 05/10/2013 5:17:13 PM PDT by 444Flyer
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To: 17th Miss Regt

Looks like a RPG launcher to me.


50 posted on 05/10/2013 7:48:36 PM PDT by Let's Roll (Save the world's best healthcare - REPEAL, DEFUND Obamacare!)
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