You all know what I think about the World Trade Center plan (see Group proposes rebuilding Twin Towers and How about making it look good?). Turns out that Donald Trump agrees with me! He has proposed rebuilding the twin towers in New York mostly as they were before—only more than 100 feet taller. This is what the real-estate mogul has to say about the Libeskind plan:

“In a nutshell, Freedom Tower should not be allowed to be built, it’s not appropriate for downtown Manhattan, it’s not appropriate for Manhattan, it’s not appropriate for the United States and it’s not appropriate for freedom. . . . The only thing good about the building, from an architectural standpoint, is the name Freedom Tower.”


(ed. 5/19/2005 replaced with more-accurate article; corrected wrong height information from the original CNN/Money story.)

Scott Bradford has been building web sites and using them to say what he thinks since 1995, which tended to get him in trouble with power-tripping assistant principals at the time. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration from George Mason University, but has spent most of his career (so far) working on public- and private-sector web sites. He is not a member of any political party, and brands himself an ‘independent constitutional conservative.’ In addition to holding down a day job and blogging about challenging subjects like politics, religion, and technology, Scott is also a devout Catholic, gun-owner, bike rider, and music lover with a wife, two cats, and a dog.