Monday, March 30, 2009

No More "Freedom Tower"?

"...The Port Authority is taking the "Freedom" out of the Freedom Tower.

Although the 1,776- foot tower hasn't been fully built, funded or leased - and won't be occupied until 2014 - the agency decreed Thursday it will no longer be called the Freedom Tower. It will simply be known as 1 World Trade Center.

"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 PA Chairman Anthony Coscia..." (Read the entire story)

I am torn about this story. Part of me thinks this move denotes cowardice (or will be perceived that way on the 'Arab street'), but a smaller part of me wonders if keeping 'Freedom' in the name would unnecessarily tempt fate...especially with a Dovish CIC at the helm?

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