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    Tuesday
    Sep142004

    Freedom Tower

    DATA: The Lower Manhattan Development Corporation has a nice collection of Freedom Tower1 images available on their site.







    However, I must warn you before opening up that page. Those little images you see aren't thumbnails, but the entire image scaled down via the "IMG" tag. *Sigh* For a page with 20 megs of graphics, that's inexcusable. Whoever designed this webpage should be fired.



    But the building itself actually looks pretty cool in my view. If you watched the PBS special about the tower on September 7th, you'd know that the design was an outright battle between the biggest asshole in Manhattan, Larry Silverstein and his architect David Childs, and the coolest Polish immigrant since my great-great-grand-parents, Daniel Libeskind. To read a discussion about the fight over the tower's design, check out Gothamist's post on the PBS special.



    Also interesting is a piece in the NY Times about other large buildings being built in New York and a story in the NY Daily News about a $1,300,000 studio in the West Village with a view of an alley. Insanity!

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    1 Freedom Tower, how lame does that sound already? And it hasn't even been built yet. Hopefully New Yorkers will come up with their own little nickname for the building -- Seattle's Darth Vader Building comes to mind -- or just continue to call it the WTC.

    Reader Comments (2)

    People who prefix everything with freedom should get a "freedom awakening" - ie: kicked in their filthy goddamned mouth.

    I back the firing of that shitty web developer. A http://www.blogger.com/r?http%3A%2F%2Fwww.lindsaysharp.com%2F">friend of mine, does the same thing as far as scaling images via html and she used to get paid to do web work! These people should also get a complimentary "freedom awakening".

    -pillo

    September 14, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

    Scaled down images for thumbnails is so ridiculous. Think of the bandwidth they are burning.

    September 16, 2004 | Unregistered CommenterAnonymous

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