remembering some posts about this idea.
If i remember, i wondered (last year?) why not using another calendar, the
jewish, the muslim, the chinese...
and why not referring the height using meters, milimeters or metric values,
instead of feets?
Don't you use,in the .Us, -finally- the metric system like the British do ?
If Liebeskind is so interested in symbols, why not buiding a 9.111.999
milimeters high or 1.191.999 centimeters wide memorial for the wtc deaths,
a 1944 inches high and eventually a 4552(?) kilometer wide plastic mushroom
in Hiroshima, a 30 or 33 (miles?) high Christian cross centered on St
Peter's plaza in Rome, a (1574?) millimeter thick , 2003 inches high wall
around the Israel promised land, so to be protected (?) if naturally
surrounded by Muslim and/or Arabic states?
> 'Many parts of Mr Libeskind's project are symbolic - he hopes to leave
> the "footprint" left from where the original towers collapsed in place,
> while the Freedom Tower is to be 1,776 feet tall - echoing the date of
> the US declaration of independence.
what's NOT symbolic is the fees he receives.
> "It's a date and a number and an icon that will never be surpassed,
> because of what it stands for," Mr Libeskind said.'
also those fees will be difficult to surpass.
> '"That's what the goodness of America and its freedoms represent." '
Goodness ? For who? empty phrasing,like from a brushes seller at your door
trying to convince, ( just as my comments here, anyways, so...)
> WTC TOWER WILL NOW TOP 2,000 FT.
> '"I appreciate the symbolism of 1,776, but the reception is better at
> 2,000 [feet]," said Roland Betts, a director of the Lower Manhattan
> Development Corp. who met with Libeskind and developer Larry
> Silverstein's architect, David Childs, to discuss work on the tower.'
> 'Libeskind's new drawings show the building rising to at least 2,000
> feet - and as high as 2,100 feet, sources said.'
> 'During a bargaining session with Childs and officials in July,
> Libeskind's wife and business partner, Nina, demonstrated the
> architect's attachment to the 1,776 symbolism when she threatened to
> have her husband walk away from the project, sources said.'
he shoudn't: higher the building, higher his fees.
because if this guy is not in "that" "for the money" ( after seeing the
terms of the contracts..) i go to live in some Orthodox Congregation on a
Greek stone mountain
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