Friday, May 05, 2006

Construction on the Freedom Tower

In a message about another subject Allah Pundit blogged on Hot Air Construction on the Freedom Tower and a 9/11 memorial is finally under way in New York City, too. They’ve already proposed a, ahem, spending cap. At 1,776 feet, the Tower will be the tallest building in the world — for a few years, until a skyscraper being planned for Bahrain blows past it with a height of 3,000 feet.

The Bahraini tower will be part of a complex of five buildings,

The next highest is also higher at1800 feet.
each of which represents one of the five pillars of Islam. And the firm that’s set to design it … is Danish.

World’s tallest building. In a Muslim country. Built by a company from the same country that produced the Mohammed cartoons, whose embassies in the Middle East have been burned as a result. What could go wrong?

I wonder what efforts they are taking to make sure someone does not fly a plane into it.


bushraaa said...

Boycotting Danish products made no sense in the aftermath of the cartoons. They had nothing to do with the publications, only the newspaper did. As for the Bahraini tower, my dad is a civil engineer for the US Army Corps and lives there- I'll ask him about it.

Don Singleton said...

I agree. Burning down the embassies and other businesses did not make much sense either.

Neither does dispatching 10 people to kill the cartoonists.