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Building One, North Tower, 1970

1960
David Rockefeller presents a plan for a world trade center along the East River of Manhattan.

1962
New York and New Jersey authorize the development of the World Trade Center.
Development proceeds amidst protests by [unconstitutionally] displaced business owners.

1963
The Port Authority wins the legal challenge to the development of the WTC.

1970
The North Tower of the WTC exceeds the height of the Empire State Building, making it the tallest building in the world. (more…)

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How to Commemorate 911

The seriousness of what I am about to say cannot be over emphasized. The commemoration of the tragedy of 911 is akin to an American “Good Friday.” It may be “good,” good times and good politics,  but don’t forget it is also like a time for mourning.

This emerging national political holiday is a time to gather with family and friends. It is a time to remember. And never forget. It is not because we want to commemorate the hijackers, but rather the evil they accomplished and how it changed everything. But while we’re at it, it is a wonderful time for Midstream women to demonstrate their organizational and social skills to accomplish our political goals. (more…)

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