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Freedom Tower in NYC gets name change - Security- msnbc.com

Freedom Tower in NYC gets name change
Agency changes name of building to replace towers destroyed on 9/11
The Associated Press
updated 11:25 a.m. ET, Fri., March. 27, 2009

NEW YORK - The Freedom Tower is out. One World Trade Center is in.

The agency that owns the site says that the signature 1,776-foot skyscraper replacing the towers destroyed on Sept. 11, 2001, will be known as One World Trade Center.

The building under construction at the site was named the Freedom Tower in the first master plan. Officials at the time said the tallest, most symbolic of five planned towers at the site would demonstrate the country's triumph over terrorism.

Port Authority of New York and New Jersey Chairman Anthony Coscia says the agency refers to the building as One World Trade Center. He says it's the building's legal name and "the one that's easiest for people to identify with."

"As we market the building, we will ensure that it is presented in the best possible way — and 1 World Trade Center is the address that we're using," said Coscia.

"It's the one that is easiest for people to identify with — and frankly, we've gotten a very interested and warm reception to it."

Sharp rebuke
According to the New York Daily News, the name change for the 102-story, $3.1 billion skyscraper, unveiled after a PA board meeting, drew a sharp rebuke from former Gov. George Pataki, whose April 24, 2003, speech gave the building its brand.

"The Freedom Tower is not simply another piece of real estate and not just a name for marketing purposes," Pataki said.

"In design and name, it is symbolic of our commitment to rise above the attacks of Sept. 11. Where 1 and 2 World Trade Center once stood, there will be a memorial with two voids to honor the heroes we lost — and, in my view, those addresses should never be used again."

The newspapers said the change came after board members voted to sign a 21-year lease deal with Vantone, a Chinese real estate giant, which will become the first commercial tenant at Ground Zero.

The negotiations with Vantone, which is closely affiliated with the Chinese Communist government, had nothing to do with the name change, Port Authority officials told the News, but was based primarily on bottom-line marketing considerations.
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It is a sad sad day, how will he know they still have freedom unless Bush tells him
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I still think we should have rebuilt the damn thing brick-for-brick just to show our enemies we will not be defeated, I hate this thing. If the problem was money, alls they had to do was ask, I'd be first in line to mail em whatever I could, with a few hundred million other people next in line.

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It is a sad sad day, how will he know they still have freedom unless Bush tells him
We can always check with one of the Princes of Freedom, such as the Indonesian leaders. No offense, but Bush happens to be a Non Muslim American
who right or wrong did more for his Country than you could probably assimilate in several lifetimes. He may be an Ex-Pat since the family spends Summers in Maine, but his heart is in America, and probably Texas. Also, he never confused religion with patriotism.

If you wish, as you say, to support our current President, don't assume postures against the Country (right or wrong). Be an outspoken Muslim here, be an EXpat in Jakarta, but be an American everywhere.
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Also, he never confused religion with patriotism.


Really.
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We can always check with one of the Princes of Freedom, such as the Indonesian leaders. No offense, but Bush happens to be a Non Muslim American
who right or wrong did more for his Country than you could probably assimilate in several lifetimes. He may be an Ex-Pat since the family spends Summers in Maine, but his heart is in America, and probably Texas. Also, he never confused religion with patriotism.
Joe, my point was without the name and without Bush, who would tell Jay Freedom still exists.

No Princes in Indonesia but check with some of the UK posters here, they have a few.

If Bush never got confused with his patriotism and his ability to tell right from wrong then please explain the following:

Bush's Former Oil Company Linked To bin Laden Family

Bush's Former Oil Company Linked To bin Laden Family

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If you wish, as you say, to support our current President, don't assume postures against the Country (right or wrong). Be an outspoken Muslim here, be an EXpat in Jakarta, but be an American everywhere.
So let me get this right, I cannot take a stand against my own country if I think it is wrong on an issue, shit, I knew I had been gone a while and Bush has taken away some freedoms that Americans once enjoyed but did not it had gone this far. I better get down to the Embassy here and check the bulletin board for that memo, ASAP.

And Joe, who brought religion in to this discussion, you don't what religion I am unless you are an old poster here with a new name?
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No offense, but Bush happens to be a Non Muslim American who right or wrong did more for his Country than you could probably assimilate in several lifetimes.
Phuleeeeze!!!!!

Bush brought us to the brink of a fascist dictatorship. His cronies pillaged and plundered whatever was not nailed down and they fucked the rest.
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Phuleeeeze!!!!!

Bush brought us to the brink of a fascist dictatorship. His cronies pillaged and plundered whatever was not nailed down and they fucked the rest.

P, Joe is right, even if you, DrewProf, FTL, Shane and I combined our efforts for 20 life times, we all could not create the damage, the havoc and the lasting long term effect that Bush has done over 8 years.
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^give it to Jayhawk
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I was only gone a couple of months, did Jay run a Right Wing Nut Job recruiting program for the BWOT or did he just give his cousins computers..........
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