More World Trade Center Progress

While I was swimming, One World Trade Center became the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. I just took a picture and compared it to the one I took yesterday. Yes, one piece of spire has been added to what was there yesterday.

One World Trade Center

TV Commentary

American Idol: I’ve been fast forwarding through Mariah Carey for weeks now. I’m sure she’s a perfectly nice person, but JFC she goes on and on and on and on without saying a meaningful thing. Make Harry Connick, Jr a judge (“She’s mean she’s a thief.” God, I love him.)

Bones: I don’t watch tv to feel unhappy. I know you want to explore story lines with depth and emotion, but frankly, I can’t take it. I accept that this is my problem though. What isn’t my problem is my rejection of the character Pelant. I’ve said this so many times, but evil genius murderers are so rare as to be borderline non-existent. I accept that some people think they make great tv, but Pelant is beyond the pale. You’ve given him super powers to the point of utter ridiculousness, AND you’re repeating yourselves: Gormogon and the Gravedigger (I found those two less egregious however, and the Gormogon thread was mostly fun until it cost us Zack). I still love Bones. Must be said. And more realistic murderers would not fit this show, they’d be actually even more depressing in their way. I wonder if you’d be willing to address domestic terrorism perhaps? Criminal enterprise murders (but not mob murders, enough already there), family and mental illness, serial killers who join the military?

Project Runaway: Can’t wait for the fireworks tonight! I hope those teasers weren’t fake-outs.

Apparently I never tire of taking pictures of shoes.

One World Trade Center Progress

Every day I look at One World Trade and think, ‘Damnit. They are not making any progress!’ Here is what it looked like from my window five months ago in December.

One World Trade Center

Here is how it looked just minutes ago. So okay, making progress. But I’m confused. I’m posting an update because I’d read the other day that it’s now the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere (not that I care about that aspect of it).

Except today I read that due to the weather they had to postpone adding the spire which would make it the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The reason I’m confused is if you scroll down again and look closer, there already is a spire on top.

One World Trade Center

See it? Is that just a placeholder spire? Maybe they’re going to put a spire on top of the spire?

One World Trade Center