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Back into the Future

The Donald revealed his plans for rebuilding the World Trade Center site this morning with his usual theatrics.

He’s been trumpeting in the media the Freedom Tower designs are eggheaded and have no place in New York City or anywhere in the world for that matter. His new plan is, of course, much better.

His innovative and bold plans would erect two towers in pretty much the same place, the same height, the same width and at the same depth than the World Trade Center towers used to be before 9/11. Wow! Great! Let’s Do It!

One wonders if The Donald’s financial condition is much worse than he lets us believe and he’s resorted to recycling other people’s architectural plans from the 1960s [1].


1. The original World Trade Center was designed in the 1960s. Construction began at August 5th, 1966.