Donald Trump…

…is a pretentious, pompous, pompadored palamino’s patootie.
So imagine how astounded I was to find myself agreeing with him.

“The design for the Freedom Tower is an egghead design… which has no practical application and which, frankly, didn’t look very good.”

UPDATE: Oh, man, is this getting ugly…

Fellow billionaire Michael Bloomberg, mayor of New York, sarcastically rebuked the property magnate. “I’m sure Mr. Silverstein would love to have somebody else pick up some of his tab,” Bloomberg snapped.
Even as Silverstein eyes City Hall and Albany for funds, NY1-TV reported that “government officials are aggressively studying whether they can kick the leaseholder out, but take the $4.5 billion of insurance cash he now controls.” Silverstein pays the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey $10 million monthly to lease annihilated buildings. Now, atop some $460 million in accumulated rent payments, authorities may use eminent domain to de-privatize his lease and snatch the insurance payout he won through two hard-fought lawsuits against his insurers. How Third World.

7 Responses to “Donald Trump…”

  1. Mr. Bingley says:

    “I think the World Trade Center should be rebuilt on the site, only stronger and a little bit taller, even if it’s only one story taller.”
    Hell yeah.

  2. Dave J says:

    That, Mr. B, and/or the original design for the site long before the WTC was built, the Grand Hotel tower designed by Antonio Gaudi and explained here:

  3. Nightfly says:

    I can’t find it now, but there was a great editorial cartoon on a new design for the towers – five of them, with the middle tower twice the height of the others. This could probably be combined with Jonah Goldberg’s suggestion of a memorial plaque on the topmost floor, “…right next to the anti-aircraft guns.”
    Less mewling, more dueling, boys.

  4. We both thought they should have left the twin beams up until they had twin towers to replace them. That twisty doodle thingee is a dorkassdesignbycommittee disaster. King Kong would impale himself from the sheer poofiness of it.

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    Nightfly, I’ve got the photo of that somewhere…I’ll post it when I find it.

  6. Ken Summers says:

    B- when I saw this post the first thing I thought of was that 5-tower salute and I searched my old emails. Sadly, I had lost it.

  7. Kathy found it!

    Ever since the new design for the rebuilt World Trade Center hit the airwavespixels, I’ve been looking for a copy of my favorite design, which circulated by email shortly after 9/11. I couldn’t locate a copy. Turns out Kathy K…

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