Cheers erupt as spire tops One World Trade Center
TODAY.com: A crane lifted the last of a 408-foot tall spire on top of One World Trade Center on Friday, a capstone to an emotional 12-year effort to replace the towers destroyed by terrorists.
Photo: Skyline of lower Manhattan seen from Jersey City, New Jersey (Anne Thompson / NBC News)
1,776 ft up Americans are waking up to this news today. Politics aside, I have to say that when travelling in from Staten Island, I used to love seeing the old Trade Center towers. Topping at 1,776 ft, this makes One World Trade Center the fourth tallest building in the world.
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If you want to save yourself the ticket price, go into the kitchen, cue up a male choir singing the music of hell, and get a kid to start banging pots and pans together. Then close your eyes and use your imagination.
Remember those old Mister Magoo cartoons where the doddery old bald guy would blunder around various locations, leaving chaos in his wake while constantly insisting ‘I’m on vacation’?
Just say ‘K-Stew’ Am I reading this wrongly or is one of our learned colleagues suggesting that Robert Pattinson begin cross-dressing?
‘We absolutely fell in love with Jill’s collection. The pieces were so delicate, with lace, and sheer linings. There were peek-a-boo sleeves, and lace overlay. It was English school girl meets a hip downtown fashionista. We bet Rob will love it when he says K-Stew in one of these.
‘It’ll be the ultimate dress to see Rob in. Why? Because it’s fashionable, yet not trying too hard.’
So, Rob will wear the dress, he says, ‘K-Stew,’ and bingo, he’s wearing Jill Stuart this autumn.
It’s going to shatter some girls’ dreams out there.
The US prosecution of Dotcom and his former business Megaupload is symptomatic of the excesses of copyright enforcement. It has been improper and unjust in a number of ways. Dotcom himself is kinda fun to have around. But I don’t think we should fool ou[r]selves into thinking that either of those things makes his grand ideas for content creators in any way fair or sustainable.