You know how sometimes you really want to do something, but you avoid it because you’re scared of how it will affect you? That’s how I feel about seeing Man On Wire.
This is the story of Philippe Petit, who walked across a steel tightrope between the Twin Towers on August 7, 1974. The first part of the film documents the construction of the Twin Towers. I really want to see that, but I don’t think I’m ready. And I have no idea how to get ready.
It was such a cool summer night last Sunday, so my friend Jim and I went for a walk in Hudson River Park. We kept walking down to Ground Zero. Here’s what it currently looks like, almost seven years later:
The Freedom Tower is due to be completed in 2012. Concrete for the foundation is being poured and steel columns are being installed. After much delay, changing of plans, and other assorted hoo-ha, the Freedom Tower is now up for sale. But if you buy it (for $3 billion), you have to make sure it gets completed as currently designed. Find out its measurements and what will be inside.