THE TWIN TOWERS JOURNAL
For the Record
There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. — Edith Wharton
RECORDS THAT MATTER AND THOSE THAT DON’TIssue 10 — May 7-13, 2012
The most bizarre WTC development in a string of inexplicably clumsy moves is the revelation that the maintenance of the 408-foot spire was never feasible — because there was no way to safely maintain it. That means that the Freedom Tower’s bogus claim to be the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere was even more bogus than it seemed. Another false promise down the Big Drain.
Meanwhile, the new World Trade Center may boast the world’s highest “Shake Shack.” So, we are clearly bound for glory. Or might be, if it weren’t for pesky little reality checks, like the one now being posed by the controversy over the relocation of the iconic Koenig Sphere, which is being denied a home where it belongs — or anywhere else, it seems.
Wherever it goes, it would be good to know that the Eternal Flame that was lit at the Sphere’s 2002 dedication in Battery Park will be transferred with it — and is in no danger of being un-eternalized.
Updated: May 22, 2012
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