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This is Not the Freedom Tower: Money Trumps Patriotism in the Name Change to 1 WTC
New York Post ^ | March 27, 2009 | Tom Topousis

Posted on 03/27/2009 6:58:55 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim

Freedom is out of fashion at Ground Zero.

Once hailed as a beacon of rebirth in the aftermath of Sept. 11, the Freedom Tower has been stripped of its patriotic name -- which has been swapped out for the more marketable "One World Trade Center," Port Authority officials conceded yesterday.

More than seven years after the terror attacks and amid an effort to market the tower to international tenants, sentiment gave way to practicality.

"As we market the building we will ensure that the building is presented in the best possible way," said PA Chairman Anthony Coscia.

"One World Trade Center is its address. It's the address 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."

Debra Burlingame, whose brother Charles Burlingame was the pilot aboard American Airlines Flight 77 that was hijacked and crashed into the Pentagon, said the renaming of the tower is one more example that the nation is forgetting 9/11.

"If we can't say the word freedom out loud, God help us," she said.

"I understand the decision from a marketing point of view. But it saddens me that it's no longer economically viable to declare who we are."

(Excerpt) Read more at nypost.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Culture/Society; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 911; 911revisionism; atc; burlingame; debraburlingame; freedom; freedomtower; macacamoment; newyork; oneworld; oneworlders; onewtc; pc; politicalcorrectness; revisionisthistory; sept11; september11; worldtradecenter; wtc
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The next time I see the the Port Authority Chairman (and I see him once a year), I am shaking his hand and saying, "Hello, Mr. A$$hat."
1 posted on 03/27/2009 6:58:56 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim
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To: Sergeant Tim

I think we should now start calling it the Tyranny Tower.


2 posted on 03/27/2009 7:01:01 AM PDT by Above My Pay Grade
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To: Sergeant Tim; Revolting cat!
Can you see the Statue of French Generosity from it?


3 posted on 03/27/2009 7:01:21 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
Eichman Towers II.< /Ward Churchhill >
4 posted on 03/27/2009 7:02:26 AM PDT by a fool in paradise ("I certainly hope he (Bush) doesn’t succeed" - Democratic strategist James Carville 9-11-2001)
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To: Sergeant Tim

i don’t know - who is paying for it? If its private money they should name it so they can rent it and make a profit.

If its a government project without the intent to make a profit that’s different.


5 posted on 03/27/2009 7:03:50 AM PDT by gondramB (Preach the Gospel at all times, and when necessary, use words.)
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To: Above My Pay Grade
Erasure of familiar names is to coax us into believing US is about sacrifice, not freedom. Anything free can't be good to a radical like puppet Obama. Rules for Radicals by Chicago's Saul Alinsky.

heil, obama?

7 posted on 03/27/2009 7:04:54 AM PDT by floriduh voter (Terri's Day March 31, 2009. Remember Terri Schiavo in your neck of the woods.)
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To: Sergeant Tim

I like it. “Screw you, towelheads, we rebuilt the WTC.”


8 posted on 03/27/2009 7:04:58 AM PDT by jiggyboy (Ten per cent of poll respondents are either lying or insane)
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To: Sergeant Tim
"I understand the decision from a marketing point of view. But it saddens me that it's no longer economically viable to declare who we are."

I don't understand it.

Freedom isn't marketable??? Are there too many potential customers out there saying, "Freedom? Oh no. None for me, thanks."

9 posted on 03/27/2009 7:05:04 AM PDT by TChris (There is no freedom without the possibility of failure.)
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To: Sergeant Tim

It shouldn’t matter what others are calling it - Americans should just call it the Freedom Tower anyways. That’s what I’ll do.


10 posted on 03/27/2009 7:05:36 AM PDT by Crush (I'm bringing FREEDOM back)
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To: Sergeant Tim

Why don’t they just go all the way and call it “One World Order Tower?”.


11 posted on 03/27/2009 7:05:45 AM PDT by TheConservativeParty ("Government is not reason, it is not eloquence, it is FORCE." George Washington)
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To: Sergeant Tim
Personally I like keeping the original name, shows we're carrying on unfazed.

What bothers me is that the first WTC was built in five years. Here it is over seven years on and everyone's still got their finger stuck in.....

12 posted on 03/27/2009 7:06:17 AM PDT by Notary Sojac
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To: TChris
I don't see any value in having things named "Freedom" in a country where there is less freedom every day. It's a little too Ingsoc for me.

For example, if the building was named "Hugo Chavez Tower" and I could take my Leatherman on an airline flight, on balance I'd call that a plus.

13 posted on 03/27/2009 7:09:21 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Chains you can believe in...)
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To: Notary Sojac

“Their thumbs in their bums and their minds in neutral”...

...as my father used to (and occasionally still does) say.


14 posted on 03/27/2009 7:09:48 AM PDT by WayneS (Respect the 2nd Amendment; Repeal the 16th)
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To: gondramB
I lost interest in the project when they chose not to rebuild the towers bigger than before.

When the “arts and croissants” crowd got involved, the project became a politically correct endorsement of the hate America mindset.

And don't get me started on the Muslim crescent in Pennsylvania.

15 posted on 03/27/2009 7:09:48 AM PDT by Never on my watch (What part of Socialism works and what part of Capitalism doesn't?)
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To: Sergeant Tim

I don’t see a problem with this.


16 posted on 03/27/2009 7:10:54 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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To: Sergeant Tim

Obama’s Volunteered Slavery Act considers 9-11 to be a holiday on which we promise to devote hard work to our country.

Goes hand-in-hand with the renaming.

Gotta wonder who is moving in. Name it “Freedom” and “some” object, apparently international customers.

Name it the street address, though, and it gets “a warm reception”, so apparently someone is moving in, someone “international”. Almost like someone said, rename it and I’ll sign the contract.

Any clues, FReepers, who it might be?

Gorbachev Foundation, Soros, CAIR, OPEC, Organizing For America?


17 posted on 03/27/2009 7:11:05 AM PDT by DBrow
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To: a fool in paradise
Can you see the Statue of French Generosity from it?

Good line.

18 posted on 03/27/2009 7:11:16 AM PDT by Interesting Times (For the truth about "swift boating" see ToSetTheRecordStraight.com)
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To: Sergeant Tim

I guess they will also rename this a 'Domestic Contingency Operation'

19 posted on 03/27/2009 7:11:38 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: Notary Sojac
...and I could take my Leatherman on an airline flight...

I agree. I hate that I can't take a pocket knife on board like I used to. It was the only form of self defense available and they took that away.

20 posted on 03/27/2009 7:12:27 AM PDT by raybbr (It's going to get a lot worse now that the anchor babies are voting!)
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