Freedom Tower is Magnificent.

Yesterday, I watched a time lapse video of the construction of freedom tower.  The tower that is being built to replace the fallen World Trade Centers.  The tower is a work of art and although I would have preferred for the tower to be designed by an American I think that the overall building and construction of the piece is inspiring.  The amount of steel and manpower that goes into constructing something like that is truly incredible.  General Steel put in a bid to provide the steel building for the project, but I think the commission tasked with assigning the winning bidders decided that a steel church is not the right message or building to take over the historic space.  Nonetheless, I am very excited that the building will be done with construction soon and that people will finally be able to go over and look at the progress that we have seen in the past ten years.  Truly remarkable when you think of where we were as a country and as a society that long ago.  Unfortunately, we have regressed in many respects.  In human rights, equity, income, and the strengthening of the middle class we have failed miserably.  I only hope that we have the ability to rebound and elect the politicians that can help reverse these trends.  Even though General Steel did not win the contract, it is their ambition that can serve as the American way.  I admire their wanting and trying to establish themselves in complete Freedom Tower and define our future.