Starting to dig a trench on the south side of the tower
OK, I want 5 T-shirts in mens Xlarge and 5 in womens small (for the wife). I want the Question on the back, and the answer on the front in 200 point type. That might be a bit of a squeeze, but my wife has boog boobies.
Last edited by ZenSteelDude; June 12th, 2010 at 09:45 PM.
The blast walls do look pretty cool from those shots. I do believe there's a receptionist's desk right behind them. Who wants sunlight in their eyes all day anyway?
Still doesn't look like a rising skyscraper to me.
Looks like the space shuttle should be blasting off from it.
Notice the police car for reference.
Could be ...
Faux News would have you believe that if the Port Authority allows Related Properties to become a partner in 1WTC (via a "secret bidding process") then the Arabs could very easily slip a missile or something equally dastardly inside there.
Faux News, LOL
More like Nazi propaganda.
Faux News is the mouth piece of the American National Socialist Party. aka ANASI. Or Azz Nasi.
New steel added today.
New 1WTC war of words
By STEVE CUOZZO
June 15, 2010
The race to buy a piece of the Port Authority's 1 World Trade Center is getting down and dirty.
Time Warner Center developer Stephen Ross unloaded yesterday on a claim that his Related Cos. -- one of two finalists vying for a stake in 1 WTC -- has foul-smelling ties to Mideast Arab countries.
Related and the Durst Organization are in a horse race to invest $100 million in the $2.6 billion project, a deal that would give the private firm management and leasing control of the iconic, 1,776-foot office tower now under construction. The PA is expected to choose on June 22.
"I'm furious. They're trying to get the victims' families rather than the Port Authority to make the decision," fumed normally even-tempered Ross, who wouldn't say whom he meant by "they're."
"The partners they're talking about don't have an equity interest in our company," Ross said. "We have only two equity partners -- Goldman Sachs and Michael Dell's MSD Capital."
Related's Mideast partners, he said, "are just debtholders. They have a subordinated debt position with no rights.
"They have no seats on our board. There are no covenants that give them a say in anything."
The uproar erupted when Fox News Channel's Peter Johnson Jr. said on-air yesterday morning that Related is "substantially bankrolled by the most powerful Arab corporate interests in the world," and questioned whether it would be an appropriate partner at the site where nearly 3,000 were killed by terrorists on 9/11.
"For anyone who suffered loss, the news may be dizzying," Johnson said.
In fact, Related announced its debt agreements with Mideast funds Mubadala Development, Olayan Group and Kuwait Investment Authority in 2007, when the story was widely reported.
But Ross yesterday seethed over what he clearly regarded as an attempt to manipulate the PA into rejecting Related's bid at Ground Zero.
He noted that Related's only partner in its WTC bid is New York developer David Levinson, who's also a real estate adviser to News Corp., which owns Fox News Channel and The Post.
Ross didn't accuse Durst of alerting the media to Related's Mideast ties. But, "Who might be shopping it around?" Ross said. "Would it be us? Noooo," he laughed.
Ross and Douglas Durst both met with the PA board last Thursday. Asked whether the two shook hands, Ross said he saw Durst leaving, "but I did not shake his hand."
Ross said Related was better qualified for 1 WTC: "Look at our track record versus his," he said. "We've done buildings all over America and the world. Durst has built two buildings [4 Times Square and One Bryant Park]."
Asked to comment on the Fox News story and Ross's remarks, Durst said: "The Fox News story has nothing to do with Related's ability as a developer. They're an excellent residential developer.
"The story has nothing to do with why we should be chosen to be the developer of 1 World Trade Center."
The PA declined to comment. A source said, "it is not going to affect their decision."
It's worth noting that many real estate companies are much more intimately linked to Mideast money than Related without a fuss. For example, Israel's Elad is partners with Saudi Prince al-Waleed in the Plaza Hotel.
Mort Zuckerman's Boston Properties -- which was in the running for 1 WTC until two weeks ago -- bought the GM Building in an equity partnership with Kuwaiti and Qatari funds. And Gary Barnett's Extell sold a stake in its West 57th Street hotel project to an Abu Dhabi outfit.
Copyright 2010 NYP Holdings, Inc.
from: Broadsheet Daily
This building is stunning. The whole complex seems to have a theme of trianglular or diamond shapes.. Tower 1 -- > Triangles. Tower 2 --> diamonds(double triangles) Tower 3 --> diamond cross bracing. Tower 4 --> Triagular top.
Perhaps the message is: hard and resilient as a diamond, everlasting ?
Or else, the ascending triangles are almost used as device to uplift the spirit, like a rocket lifting off...
Last edited by futurecity; June 15th, 2010 at 12:36 PM.