A few observations on the World Trade Center. First, it was one of the
most fuel-efficient environments in the world, because most people
commuted there by mass transportation. It was indeed an irreplacable
"wonder of the world", much more so than the Egyption pyramids.
Have you noticed the way the Arab terrorists always seem to target mass
transportation? Israeli buses, Spanish railroad stations, the WTC.
Gee whiz, I wonder if that's significant, seeing as how all those
greaseballs get their billions from gas-guzzlers. The terrorists know
which side their bread is greased on.
Building another highrise WTC is moronic. The terrorists will just
blow it up again. It may take them 10 or 20 or 30 years, but they'll
blow it up again. I don't know who would insure it, but they'd have to
A more intelligent approach would be to rebuild the WTC modelled on the
PENTAGON. Consider: Both the Pentagon and the WTC were hit by
airplanes on 9/11, but the Pentagon did not collapse. Only a small
part of it was destroyed.
The WTC should be built on a huge tract of land, either in Brooklyn or
New Jersey. None of its buildings should be over 30 stories tall, but
yet the total square footage should equal the old WTC complex. There
should be tunnels and moving sidewalks and monorails between the
buildings. Some airports have trains constantly running between
terminals. This would be effective at the new WTC. Each building
should be thoroughly fireproof and bomb-resistant. Each should be able
to withstand a direct hit from an airplane or a bomb.
Express mass transit lines should be built from Manhatten to the new
WTC site, so that it would still be fuel-efficient, and people won't
need to give more money to Arab oil sheik money-grubbers.
I know that there are some people who say we shouldn't be "intimidated"
by terrorists. We shouldn't? Anyone who isn't afraid of terrorists is
a moron. We need to learn from experience. Two WTC towers were
destroyed by terrorists, do we really want to sacrifice another one to
show that we are fearless fools?
Jack W. Orf