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New York's Freedom Tower reaches 100 floors
Yahoo ^ | 4/04/12

Posted on 04/12/2012 2:25:46 AM PDT by Libloather

New York's Freedom Tower reaches 100 floors
AFP Relax News – Wed, Apr 4, 2012

**SNIP**

The Freedom Tower, scheduled to be opened in 2013, is being built to a height of 1,776 feet (541 meters), which is a symbolic figure reminiscent of the US year of independence.

The glass walls have been built to the 70th floor while the concrete floors are poured to the 87th floor, the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey said on its website.

The building is planned to be the tallest in the United States when it is completed.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: freedom; tower; trade; world

1 posted on 04/12/2012 2:25:51 AM PDT by Libloather
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To: Libloather

Inspiring.


2 posted on 04/12/2012 2:32:17 AM PDT by Milagros (Y)
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To: Libloather

I find it no less than criminal that it has taken so long. The freakin’ Empire State Building was put up in less than TWO years (excavation began Jan. of ‘30; ribbon cutting May of ‘31)....over 80 years ago.

It’s a national embarrassment.


3 posted on 04/12/2012 2:50:17 AM PDT by RightOnline (I am Andrew Breitbart!)
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To: RightOnline

I agree. Aside from any reasonable environmental issues, this tower should have been built already.


4 posted on 04/12/2012 3:16:37 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: RightOnline
Mackinaw bridge. About 3 years with no winter construction.

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Hoover Dam Bypass bridge took more than a decade to build.

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5 posted on 04/12/2012 3:20:47 AM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: Libloather

The project had to wait for the Ground Zero mosque to open first...


6 posted on 04/12/2012 3:23:28 AM PDT by Dixie Yooper (Ephesians 6:11)
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To: cripplecreek

Birj Dubai did that in about a month or two.


7 posted on 04/12/2012 3:41:32 AM PDT by CalvaryJohn (What is keeping that damned asteroid?)
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To: Libloather

Discovery had a series about this constuction. Seemed everyone working there had lost someone on 9/11 or someone who helped build the Twin Towers. They had hoped to hit 100 floors last Sept 11 but the 2010-2011 winter screwed that up. We were living in Manhattan that winter and it seemed to snow every week.


8 posted on 04/12/2012 3:42:30 AM PDT by Dilbert56 (Harry Reid, D-Nev.: "We're going to pick up Senate seats as a result of this war.")
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To: Libloather

Hope the gate people at Logan are on the job this time.


9 posted on 04/12/2012 3:42:38 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: Libloather

Hope the gate people at Logan are on the job this time.


10 posted on 04/12/2012 3:43:46 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: Libloather

Hope the gate people at Logan are on the job this time.


11 posted on 04/12/2012 3:43:51 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (I think in about 5 - no, 4 - years I'll have had enough.)
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To: RightOnline

——It?s a national embarrassment.-——

Only to non unionist / S

...And of course it’s Bush fault...


12 posted on 04/12/2012 3:49:10 AM PDT by Popman (America is squandering its wealth on riotous living, war, and welfare.)
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To: Libloather
I'm not impressed with things being named "Freedom" when in fact we have less and less freedom all the time.

For example, if this building were to be named the "Hugo Chavez Tower" but at the same time I could take my Leatherman on an airliner, on balance I might consider that a net plus.

13 posted on 04/12/2012 4:01:53 AM PDT by Notary Sojac (Oh, no!! Uzbeks have drunk my battery fluid!)
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To: Notary Sojac

You damn near read my mind with that post.


14 posted on 04/12/2012 4:10:01 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: Notary Sojac

As our country slides further into a fascist totalitarian state, expect more of this soviet style nonsense. Repressive dictatorial countries are full of architectural monstrosities with impressive names.


15 posted on 04/12/2012 4:20:41 AM PDT by SpaceBar
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To: SpaceBar

“As our country slides further into a fascist totalitarian state”

*****

Now we are “The Homeland” complete with “security” for it. Apparently, “The Fatherland” was already taken.


16 posted on 04/12/2012 4:55:50 AM PDT by peyton randolph (Mitt has more views on an issue than he has pairs of magic underpants)
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To: Notary Sojac

“Freedom Tower” will only be the nickname now. The Port Authority changed the official name to “One World Trade Center.” No Doubt the “One World” double entendre is on purpose.

Expect any references to is a “Freedom Tower” to disappear down the Memory Hole.


17 posted on 04/12/2012 5:23:02 AM PDT by Carlucci
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To: Libloather

The Harbinger...


18 posted on 04/12/2012 5:24:26 AM PDT by boomop1 (term limits is the only way to save this country.)
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To: Notary Sojac

“Freedom Tower” will only be the nickname now. The Port Authority changed the official name to “One World Trade Center.” No Doubt the “One World” double entendre is on purpose.

Expect any references to it as “Freedom Tower” to disappear down the Memory Hole.


19 posted on 04/12/2012 5:27:46 AM PDT by Carlucci
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To: RightOnline

I agree. It is the result of victim committee carping, whining and political correctness. There is nothing “Freedom” about it.


20 posted on 04/12/2012 5:32:27 AM PDT by Gaffer
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To: Notary Sojac

“... when in fact we have less and less freedom all the time.”

Which is probably why we build monuments to it.


21 posted on 04/12/2012 5:43:34 AM PDT by Justa
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To: Justa
Which is probably why we build monuments to it.

Tombstones.

22 posted on 04/12/2012 6:02:00 AM PDT by Right Wing Assault (Dick Obama is more inexperienced now than he was before he was elected.)
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To: Jonty30

What “reasonable environmental reasons”.

Are they planning to fuel the building with spent nuclear fuel rods?

Run raw sewer lines into the Atlantic?

What possible environmental reasons could exist?


23 posted on 04/12/2012 6:34:13 AM PDT by DariusBane (People are like sheep and have two speeds: grazing and stampede)
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To: DariusBane

Asbestos for one. The stuff will mess up your lungs, if inhaled. You cannot leave fibres of the stuff around.


24 posted on 04/12/2012 7:18:13 AM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Milagros

While its going to be a nice looking building, as a replacement for and/or tribute to the World Trade Center, it is rather UNinspiring.

They had the opportunity to really make a statement with the height of the building. But as it is, the top floor is lower than the old World Trade Center, as is the roof. And they only reach 1776 feet with a 400 foot spire.

Now, if the roof height were 1776 feet, and the spire reached up to 2001 feet, THAT would be inspiring!


25 posted on 04/12/2012 7:52:30 AM PDT by Tatze (I reject your reality and substitute my own!)
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To: RightOnline; Libloather; The Invisible Hand
I find it no less than criminal that it has taken so long.

I wonder how much of the delay was related to getting someone to insure it.

26 posted on 04/18/2012 4:30:38 AM PDT by wideminded
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