Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

Skip to comments.

World Trade Center tower to surpass Empire State
CBS News ^ | April 30, 2012 11:08 AM

Posted on 04/30/2012 8:49:59 AM PDT by Olog-hai

(CBS/AP) On Monday, the new One World Trade Center is due to reach and surpass the height of the Empire State Building, to become New York City's tallest building.

Workers will be putting steel columns in place that will make the unfinished frame of the building a little more than 1,250 feet high—the level of the Empire State Building's highest observation deck.

The tower still isn't as high as the antenna that sits on the Empire State Building. (Experts usually don't count antennas or flagpoles when measuring building height.)

The "Freedom Tower" isn't expected to reach its full height for at least another year.

When complete, One World Trade will stand at 1,776 feet (which includes a 408-foot-tall antenna spire that will sit on its roof). Discounting the antenna, it will still be the second-highest building in the U.S., after the Willis Tower in Chicago. …

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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; US: New York; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: freedomtower; worldtradecenter; wtc

1 posted on 04/30/2012 8:50:12 AM PDT by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

I think it's kinda purty.


2 posted on 04/30/2012 8:56:15 AM PDT by TangoLimaSierra (To the left the truth looks like Right-Wing extremism.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TangoLimaSierra
I still say they should have gone with this:


3 posted on 04/30/2012 8:58:02 AM PDT by dfwgator (Don't wake up in a roadside ditch. Get rid of Romney.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

So, the Freedom Tower is going to be 1776 feet...

Is it sacrilege to add another feet to it or so? :)


4 posted on 04/30/2012 8:58:49 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai
I visited the 9/11 Memorial last weekend. The new tower is impressive, and when complete, I think the entire complex is going to be pretty amazing, and beautiful as well.

Still bothers me that Dubai has a building nearly double the height of the new WTC Tower 1, but then they don't have to worry about lunatics trying to knock it down, do they?

5 posted on 04/30/2012 9:03:25 AM PDT by Sicon ("All animals are equal, but some animals are more equal than others." - G. Orwell)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: TangoLimaSierra
JMO, but I kinda wish they had incorporated a replica of Hudson Terminal into its lower half, even if just in respect to the façade. That’s mainly because I was too young to see the building before it was demolished to make way for the original WTC.


6 posted on 04/30/2012 9:04:02 AM PDT by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: dfwgator

I’m with you on that one!!

Or at least rebuild the original 2 towers. The buildings going up now don’t grab me at all. I can see the progress from this town and the only think I’m happy about it is that there is a semblance of what use to be there, but a double tower would have been best.


7 posted on 04/30/2012 9:04:39 AM PDT by Exit148
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 3 | View Replies]

To: TangoLimaSierra

I favor the ESB memories over progress I guess.


8 posted on 04/30/2012 9:07:09 AM PDT by angcat (GO YANKES!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 2 | View Replies]

To: SeekAndFind

Maybe they can go with the year the Constitution was passed?


9 posted on 04/30/2012 9:11:27 AM PDT by Hegewisch Dupa
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 4 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Does that include the anti-aircraft weapons?


10 posted on 04/30/2012 9:14:45 AM PDT by SandRat (Duty - Honor - Country! What else needs said?)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai; GOPsterinMA; Dengar01; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale

10 years later and that crap still isn’t built yet, what a farce. It should have been TWO towers rebuilt as soon as possible using round the clock labor and a missile battery put on top. Then they should have built a mosque across the street and used it to test the missile battery.

And the “Willis Tower” can lick my lint, you don’t rename a friggin landmark. It will always be the Sears Tower. At least until we’re all dead and today’s stupid kids are the adults. I wish the media weren’t a bunch a pansies without the gonads to refuse to go along with stupid corporate renaming.


11 posted on 04/30/2012 9:14:52 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Happy to declare I will never visit NYC to see it.


12 posted on 04/30/2012 9:15:53 AM PDT by steve86 (Acerbic by nature not nurture TM)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: SunkenCiv

Ping a ling.


13 posted on 04/30/2012 9:23:17 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Impy

Then they should have built a mosque across the street
The “Park51” so-called “community center” isn’t totally defeated yet, speaking of that.
14 posted on 04/30/2012 9:24:28 AM PDT by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

“World Trade Center tower to surpass Empire State”

.... because we didn’t have the balls to surpass anything else in the United States built in the last 90 years.

Seriously though, I figured they wouldn’t make it majestic tall because they wouldn’t be able to afford the insurance, if even available.


15 posted on 04/30/2012 9:25:37 AM PDT by treetopsandroofs (Had FDR been GOP, there would have been no World Wars, just "The Great War" and "Roosevelt's Wars".)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

I drove past Manhattan last week on the Jersey Turnpike and I must say, it gave me a warm feeling to see a tower rising in that long-vacant space once again.


16 posted on 04/30/2012 9:35:04 AM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai

Is that so, well let’s all of us and all the wonderful imams get friendship bracelets and sing “Kumbaya” translated into 16th century Arabic so it sounds even worse than it does in English.


17 posted on 04/30/2012 9:37:29 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 14 | View Replies]

To: treetopsandroofs

Well, it will be taller then the current tallest building in the US, the Sears Tower, and taller then the old Trade Centers.


18 posted on 04/30/2012 10:26:18 AM PDT by JerseyanExile
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 15 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai
"One World Trade Center?"

Is that the real name?

19 posted on 04/30/2012 10:36:05 AM PDT by JOAT
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: JOAT

The address, IIRC. But the wording as noted is still poignant.


20 posted on 04/30/2012 11:20:29 AM PDT by Olog-hai
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 19 | View Replies]

To: Impy

Renaming tall buildings is one thing but whole cities? What ever happened to Saigon?? I looked at a map and it’s not there any more. Well, I guess it’s not as bad as renaming whole countries like they do in Africa. Oh well.


21 posted on 04/30/2012 1:15:32 PM PDT by mc5cents
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 11 | View Replies]

To: Olog-hai
On 9/11/2001 the Twin Towers collapsed all around the exact spot where President George Washington dedicated our nation to God. Was 9/11 a warning from God?

Jonathan Cahn's, The Harbinger is a must read. The only hope for America is 2 Chronicles 7:14.

22 posted on 04/30/2012 2:17:51 PM PDT by stars & stripes forever (Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord!)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 1 | View Replies]

To: mc5cents; fieldmarshaldj; BillyBoy; Dengar01; GeronL

You didn’t know they “officially” changed it to Ho Chi Minh City? They can go to hell, it will always be Saigon and that’s what we should call it. I would never have called St. Petersburg “Leningrad”. Should we rename Chicago “Obamagrad”?

One that burns me is Mumbai for Bombay. “Mumbai” is how the natives say it but so what? Bombay sounds so much better. We don’t call every city or coutnry what that natives call it or else we’d pronounce the French capital as PEAREE. Rome would be Roma, Japan would be Nippon ect ect.

Burma is one renamed country outside of Africa. The military junta calls it “Myanmar”. I’d like to smack them upside the head.

Iran should be Persia too!


23 posted on 05/02/2012 7:34:39 AM PDT by Impy (Don't call me red.)
[ Post Reply | Private Reply | To 21 | View Replies]

Disclaimer: Opinions posted on Free Republic are those of the individual posters and do not necessarily represent the opinion of Free Republic or its management. All materials posted herein are protected by copyright law and the exemption for fair use of copyrighted works.

Free Republic
Browse · Search
News/Activism
Topics · Post Article

FreeRepublic, LLC, PO BOX 9771, FRESNO, CA 93794
FreeRepublic.com is powered by software copyright 2000-2008 John Robinson