Tuesday, April 12, 2005
A 1776-foot "Fuck you" slogan: The Freedom Tower. After I read New York Magazine's feature about Larry Silverstein and his battle to rebuild the 9/11 ground he's bought days before 9/11, I couldn't help but feel an overwhelming sense of pride about a Street that's endured two terrorist attacks and still has the chutzpah to erect the tallest building in the world as a huge "screw you" to terrorists the world over. Damn. The terrorists might be able to tear down a building, but they will never be able to build anything like it. That's the key difference. Dubai's new tower is being built by Western engineers - they are too busy tearing down the spirit of Wall Street to build anything lasting for themselves.
Monday, May 19, 2003