More controversy over the Freedom Tower
at Ground Zero. More controversy over the West Side Stadium
The West Side Stadium's problem is it's a good fifteen minute walk from any subway, and would create hideous traffic on the West Side Highway.
So instead of building a 1,776 foot tall tower at Ground Zero, why not build the stadium there? It's at a nexus of mass transit. There are at least three subway lines within walking distance of it, and the PATH trains from Jersey go there. And you don't have to tear anything down to build it.
I think creating a place of celebration at Ground Zero would be a better thumb in the eye to the terrorists than building another big ole phallus in the sky.
Well, part of the stadium plan, as I had read it a while ago (not as concerned now that I live in LA), included extending the 7 train out to the west side near the staidum.
Also, I don't know how much I agree, but I'm sure PLENTY of people would feel a stadium at Ground Zero would be disrespectful. Plus, it doesn't offer the solid extension needed to make the Javits Center big enough for today's conventions, another plus of the West Side stadium plan.
Heck, I just want to see the Jets back in NYC. And now that I'm here, an LA football team wouldn't be bad either!
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