If a lifetime can be likened to a day, then this is Happy Hour!
The one thing that bothers me, aside from the renaming of the building because China didn't like the name Freedom Tower, is how long it is taking to build. Granted the building codes and conditions are different than days of old, but they built the Crysler building and the Empire State building in around a year's time. Its been 12 years since the towers came down. And instead of being two, like before, it's really just one. Nice looking building, and interesting to see in that video, but it just doesn't sit quite right with me. I looked at those towers every day when I went to school and then work for over a decade. The hole they left has not been filled, and won't be.
I won't argue with anything you said, Jim.
Like a phoenix rising from the ashes. Simply beautiful.As to the comments above some of the delay was in the fight over insurance payouts; some of it was infighting over the purpose of the museum and memorial. Which none of that is right in any way shape or form.
I thought the video was remarkable... and I'm glad you think so, too.
The video was remarkable. I didn't mean to take away from that at all. I guess I'm just bothered because of the ties I had to the old towers (I had done work in them for a number of years) and I knew far too many who perished when they were attacked. I'm sure the lost lives, and having worked in the old towers play a role in how I view the new place. It is a beautiful building, the old towers were not really much to look at other than the immense size and height of them. Thanks for sharing the video. It was worth watching more than once!
In re: your ties. I think we all have those same sorts of feelings, New Yorkers or not.
Just be polite... that's all I ask.