*sighs* why is it that the ones that only risked their lives one day get so much credit and the ones that risk their lives every day gets so little???
don't get me wrong, they deserve all the glory they get... and i love the picture...
i just can't help but compare it to the ones away from their families serving in Afghanistan, risking their lives every day, every time they walk outside the proctive walls of their bunkers... i know how hard their job is... and yet i've seen more thank you pieces to police and firefighters for this single day than for the armed forces the last several years...
sorry... just had to went... my apologies for it being on your piece... it is a good one and i did make me smile and think of them... but can you really blame someone sitting in the soup right now for being a bit annoyed with the way things stand??
anyways, i didn't mean to upset you so if i did, i'm sorry and feel free to delete or hide the comment...
to the men and women out there doing their duty... Kep at it!
i was in forth grade when all that happend...i was in forth grade when i watch the tv in my classroom that morning...i was in forth grade as i watched two monumentous towers burn. i was in forth grade, not understanding the gravity of the of the situation. i was in forth grade as i watch the two towers fall....i was in forth grade when 9/11 happend.
On this subject, I think that Glenn Beck has a pretty good point: 8 years later and Ground Zero is still the hole in the ground it always was since 2001. It's past time political leaders realize what patriotism is. Don't change the name of Freedom Tower, consider not changing the design of the towers, and, for heaven's sake, WORK ON IT! That's what we are all waiting for! It took us less than a year to build the Empire State Building, and less than two for the Hoover Dam, and those were in the 30's, yet here it took us 8 years to go from a hole to a hole?
P.S.: The antenna on WTC1 looks a tad tall and thick to me. Is it just me?
Looking at an actual pic of the towers, it seems that the antenna really WAS rather thick.
I was also thinking about tower dimensions, as I first thought they looked a little squat in the pic. Doing the math, each floor was 12 feet tall with 4 inches of lightweight concrete in between, so that's 12 1/3 feet per floor, multiplied by 110 and divided by the length of a side, 208 feet, comes out to be that a tower should be about 6.5 times taller than it is wide.