Thursday, June 29, 2006

Freedom Tower Unveiled

Plans for the redesigned Freedom Tower to built at Ground Zero have been unveiled. It will become the country's tallest building. From Reuters: "Symbolic of the Declaration of Independence, the reworked 1,776-foot (541-meter) centerpiece of the World Trade Center site unveiled by architect David Childs will have a 186-foot tall (57 meter) base sheathed with rolled, heat-treated glass over concrete."

I think it is essential to commemorate 9/11 like this as soon as possible, because only then will the crazed conspiracy theories be officially repudiated and the heroic actions of so many that properly highlighted. Memorials make the meaning of an event official, and even though some paranoia will persist, the presence of memorials gives a weight to the truth that forces paranoid theories aside.

My only complaint is that they aren't building two of them.

Here's a link to a complete slideshow on the new building.

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