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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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To: jiggyboy
It should've been a lone skyscraping tower rising into the sky surrounded by some smaller towers Point it toward Mecca...


21 posted on 03/27/2009 7:13:00 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

That? That’s “Bush’s Fault 1.0”

Katrina is now “Bush’s Fault 2.0”

And Abu Ghraib is “Bush’s Fault 3.0”

The economic disaster that was moderated by Democrat oversight? “Bush’s Fault 4.0”


22 posted on 03/27/2009 7:14:23 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: DBrow
Four Freedoms as interpreted by Norman Rockwell...


23 posted on 03/27/2009 7:16:38 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

Name that stupid thing the surrender obelisk 1 I am sure there will be more while this Communist Coward junior Senator is around.


24 posted on 03/27/2009 7:17:32 AM PDT by Cheetahcat (Osamabama the Wright kind of Racist!)
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To: Sergeant Tim
As we market the building we will ensure that the building is presented in the best possible way

Sounds like they are going to get Chinese and Islamic money to pay for it. I don't know this...but would not be surprised.

We should call it the 911 Memorial Tower of Freedom, or the 911 Memorial Tower of Liberty.

But we have a crew in the White House and the House and Senate who are appeasers, and who want to fundamentally change our freedom and liberty and destroy the free market in the process.

What a crying shame...we simply must rise up as a people and route these bums, vipers, and marxists out on a rail...starting in 2010 and completing the job in 2012.

REMEMBER THE WORLD TRADE CENTER!

REMEMBER THE PENTAGON!

REMEMBER SHANKSVILLE!

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA

BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA IN HIS OWN WORDS

NOW WE KNOW WHAT A COMMUNITY ORGANIZER DOES

OBAMA, THE STOCK MARKET, AND ENERGY

THE AUDACITY OF TRUTH ABOUT BARACK HUSSEIN OBAMA'S UPBRINGING

IT'S TIME FOR A RETURN TO THE OLD SCHOOL

WRITE YOUR GOP SENATORS TODAY!

25 posted on 03/27/2009 7:24:04 AM PDT by Jeff Head (Freedom is not free...never has been, never will be. (www.dragonsfuryseries.com))
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To: Sergeant Tim

Hearing this makes me wish we had rebuilt the Twin Towers exactly as they were, several years ago.

If people were afraid to occupy the space, we could have just transferred the UN there.


26 posted on 03/27/2009 7:26:19 AM PDT by cvq3842
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To: Sergeant Tim

Appartently, half the building will be leased by China and they did not want to be associated with the word Freedom.

Where is William Wallace when you need him.


27 posted on 03/27/2009 7:27:13 AM PDT by edcoil (Saliva will kill you but only if taken in small amounts over a long period of time.)
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To: Sergeant Tim
Forget, Freedom Tower or "One World Trade Center,"
This thing should be named: "One Butt Ugly Building".

And that's all I can say, without being sued.

28 posted on 03/27/2009 7:29:46 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits)
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To: Jeff Head
Sounds like they are going to get Chinese and Islamic money to pay for it. I don't know this...but would not be surprised.

I presume they need to court more international money because downtown investment banking firms won't be the ones occupying large portions of it any longer.

29 posted on 03/27/2009 7:30:48 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: Sergeant Tim

China wouldn’t rent floors of the freedom tower unless the word freedom was removed.

Heard it on fox this am.


30 posted on 03/27/2009 7:31:23 AM PDT by devistate one four (Cw II on the way! Stand by. TET68)
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To: gondramB

I really don’t have a problem with this at all. In fact, while I can sympathize with the families of all the 9/11 victims, I’ve really come to resent their unreasonable intrusion into every minute aspect of the Ground Zero redevelopment.


31 posted on 03/27/2009 7:31:48 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: a fool in paradise

I wonder how long before Obama, Ried and Pelosi outlaw Norman Rockwell paintings?


32 posted on 03/27/2009 7:33:11 AM PDT by Redleg Duke ("Sarah Palin...Unleashing the Fury of the Castrated Left!")
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To: Redleg Duke

Notice it said “Freedom of Worship” and NOT “Freedom FROM Religion”.

There are those who seek to make atheism the defacto state religion. Like a kinder gentler Soviet Union, or Saudi Arabia. You can “keep it in private” as long as it is NEVER brought up publicly. Push us into the closet. At the same time the homosexual agenda is openly promoted to primary students.


33 posted on 03/27/2009 7:35:26 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: a fool in paradise
I've always found that Norman Rockwell piece very intriguing -- and even a bit disturbing.

The first two "freedoms" he presents are well-established liberties that are enshrined in the U.S. Constitution.

The last two are nothing more than utopian, collectivist nonsense that have no place in a free nation. One of the sobering realities of human existence is that we are forced to contend with "want" and "fear" on a regular basis. What separates us from animals is that we are capable of facing them, and dealing with them.

34 posted on 03/27/2009 7:36:11 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: Sergeant Tim

I like One World Trade Center.

Freedom Tower is a little corny, really.


35 posted on 03/27/2009 7:36:16 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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To: devistate one four

Sounds like a bargain.

What do Chavez and Castro have to say about this?


36 posted on 03/27/2009 7:36:28 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: HairOfTheDog

“One World” trade center. Yep. Nothing insulting about that.


37 posted on 03/27/2009 7:36:54 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

The word is that the Chicoms have rented a lot of space in the Freedom Tower.

Hillary probably made a deal to get rid of that ugly name “Freedom Tower”, after all human rights don’t mean much when you need the chicoms to buy your debt that will enslave people.


38 posted on 03/27/2009 7:37:54 AM PDT by dforest
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To: Sergeant Tim

We don’t want to offend any Muslims with patriotic language or behavior.


39 posted on 03/27/2009 7:38:12 AM PDT by Mad_Tom_Rackham (What did Obama's Teleprompter know, and when did it know it...)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG
I presume they need to court more international money because downtown investment banking firms won't be the ones occupying large portions of it any longer.

They always needed to court government and international tenants because there simply isn't any need for all that office space in Lower Manhattan. And that was true even BEFORE last year's meltdown in the financial sector.

When they broke ground on Seven World Trade Center (the 52-story building at the north end of the site that also collapsed on 9/11) a few years ago, the only lease that was signed at the time involved the developer's own company.

40 posted on 03/27/2009 7:39:12 AM PDT by Alberta's Child (I'm out on the outskirts of nowhere . . . with ghosts on my trail, chasing me there.)
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To: a fool in paradise

Try not to insert quotes where they don’t belong. It’s the address. It’s it’s function.

My only real complaint is that there aren’t two, and I don’t like the big empty artistic scaffolding pretending to make it taller than it really is.


41 posted on 03/27/2009 7:40:03 AM PDT by HairOfTheDog
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Ping!


42 posted on 03/27/2009 7:41:52 AM PDT by Sergeant Tim (In the War on Terror, there is no place to run from here.)
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To: Sergeant Tim

Now we know why Hillary was in China two weeks ago. Funny when you connect the dots, how everything starts to smell really funky.


43 posted on 03/27/2009 7:42:50 AM PDT by Commander X (Liberalism: Spurring the decay of the USA)
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To: Sergeant Tim
Money Trumps Patriotism in the Name Change to 1 WTC

Ah, yes. Capitalism at work. Sometimes Freepers are all for capitalism: sometimes we're not. Go figure.

44 posted on 03/27/2009 7:43:42 AM PDT by TaxRelief (Walmart: Keeping my family on-budget since 1993.)
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To: Alberta's Child

Depends on how you go about seeing that we have achieved “Freedom from want”.

For example, we have coal and oil reserves that Democrats have prohibited us from touching. We can be self-reliant (not reliant on global trade that can cripple our economy, especially in wartime) but we have tied our hands.

Also to hear OBAMA tell it, we have it too good. We eat too much. We have air conditioning. We have indoor toilets. We have our own cars. The rest of the world does not have our same standard of living. Again, OBAMA wants to restrict our freedom.

It does not HAVE to be about getting turkey and dressing FROM the state so we can eat on Thanksgiving or Sunday.

And Freedom from Fear...

And our government is charged with the responsibility to defend our nation from enemies both foreign and domestic. Terrorists and traitors like Bill Ayers and Jane Fonda should have been prosecuted for their crimes. Our border should be defended against military incursions from Mexico. Our border should be defended against millions of illegal immigrants. Our nation should not be shutting down our weapons development and reducing our arsenal to “please” China and Russia. Our nation should not be reducing the standing military to establish a “new civilian domestic security” force.


45 posted on 03/27/2009 7:44:43 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
>>>>>"If we can't say the word freedom out loud, God help us,"

This is an outrage. PC gone wild!

46 posted on 03/27/2009 7:45:21 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: indylindy
The word is that the Chicoms have rented a lot of space in the Freedom Tower.

The Chinese Cultural center has a lease for a couple of floors.
47 posted on 03/27/2009 7:45:29 AM PDT by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: HairOfTheDog

They are going to have a hard time renting out “Three World Trade Center” (Third World?)

Or will there only be one building in the complex now?


48 posted on 03/27/2009 7:46:22 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
It should have been rebuilt 10 stories taller than original, and those search lights they had for a memorial put on top to shine into space.

I long for the days when Americans acted like Americans, instead of political correct sexually confused wimps.

49 posted on 03/27/2009 7:46:29 AM PDT by Kakaze (Exterminate Islamofacism and apologize for nothing.....except not doing it sooner!)
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To: TheConservativeParty

You noticed that too huh.


50 posted on 03/27/2009 7:47:49 AM PDT by TheZMan ("I fear all we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.")
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