Even without the name, the symbolism of the Freedom Tower as an American response to the Sept. 11 terror attacks was hard to miss. The original architect designed a twisting form he wanted to imitate the Statue of Liberty, with a spire that rose to the deliberate height of 1,776 feet to recognize the year of American independence.

The tower - still under construction with a projected completion date of 2013 - no longer has the same architect, design or footprint on the 16-acre site. And this week, the owners of ground zero publicly parted ways with the Freedom Tower name, saying it would be more practical to market the tallest building in New York as the former north tower's name, One World Trade Center...

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564 hits 3.0 (2 votes) Share Favorite | Flag 13 years ago by KikiPeepers

Do you think it's unpatriotic to change the name of the 'Freedom Tower'?
Even without the name, the symbolism of the Freedom Tower as an American response to the Sept. 11 terror attacks was hard to miss. The original architect designed a twisting form he wanted to imitate the Statue of Liberty, with a spire that rose to the deliberate height of 1,776 feet to recognize the year of American independence.

The tower - still under construction with a projected completion date of 2013 - no longer has the same architect, design or footprint on the 16-acre site. And this week, the owners of ground zero publicly parted ways with the Freedom Tower name, saying it would be more practical to market the tallest building in New York as the former north tower's name, One World Trade Center...

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13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/29/09 - 12:02:38 AM EST (GMT-5)
Why would it be?
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/29/09 - 12:11:36 AM EST (GMT-5)
No.

It's a dumb sounding name.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/29/09 - 12:27:56 AM EST (GMT-5)
I didn't like that name anyway.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/29/09 - 2:16:42 AM EST (GMT-5)
"Freedom Tower" sounds like the assinine "Freedom Fries".
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/29/09 - 5:18:41 AM EST (GMT-5)
America oversold the slogan Freedom.

Operation Iraqi Freedom was such a cynical clusterf*ck that freedom has become a dirty word.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/29/09 - 7:47:49 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 3/29/09 - 5:18:41 AM Boredofu wrote:
America oversold the slogan Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom was such a cynical clusterf*ck that freedom has become a dirty word.

this
i always lol whenever an american uses the word freedom. they always seem so unironic
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/29/09 - 9:59:52 AM EST (GMT-5)
I don't think it's unpatriotic, but I don't like that they changed the name.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/29/09 - 10:30:06 AM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 3/29/09 - 5:18:41 AM Boredofu wrote:
America oversold the slogan Freedom. Operation Iraqi Freedom was such a cynical clusterf*ck that freedom has become a dirty word.


yeah
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/29/09 - 3:36:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
I think Oppression Tower would make for a nice change of pace.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/29/09 - 3:39:26 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 3/29/09 - 2:16:42 AM Wanderer wrote:
"Freedom Tower" sounds like the assinine "Freedom Fries".


My friend's order at Burger King was refused because he didn't call the fries "Freedom Fries."

I'd smash the cashier's face in if that happened to me.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/29/09 - 3:40:13 PM EST (GMT-5)
It's not just unpatriotic, it's un-American. It's rather obvious (and studies have shown) that the only way to combat international terrorism is by the names given to buildings and fast food sides.
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/29/09 - 3:41:45 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 3/29/09 - 2:16:42 AM Wanderer wrote:
"Freedom Tower" sounds like the assinine "Freedom Fries".
On Sunday 3/29/09 - 3:39:26 PM Blueandgray wrote:
My friend's order at Burger King was refused because he didn't call the fries "Freedom Fries." I'd smash the cashier's face in if that happened to me.

wait, really?

haha. I've never heard the term "freedom fries" used seriously. it's always being made fun of. I'm actually kind of shocked that this really happened
13 yrs ago, 1 mos ago - Sunday 3/29/09 - 3:43:29 PM EST (GMT-5)
On Sunday 3/29/09 - 2:16:42 AM Wanderer wrote:
"Freedom Tower" sounds like the assinine "Freedom Fries".
On Sunday 3/29/09 - 3:39:26 PM Blueandgray wrote:
My friend's order at Burger King was refused because he didn't call the fries "Freedom Fries." I'd smash the cashier's face in if that happened to me.
On Sunday 3/29/09 - 3:41:45 PM Kungfullama wrote:
wait, really? haha. I've never heard the term "freedom fries" used seriously. it's always being made fun of. I'm actually kind of shocked that this really happened


This Burger King was on an Army base. I don't know if it was that specific Burger King's policy, or if it was just the cashier being an ass.



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