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WTC Facade Glass Will Be Made in Red China

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At least part of 1 World Trade Center — formerly known as the Freedom Towerwill be made by our friends in Communist China. According to the Sentinel, PPG of Pittsburgh was hoping to make facade glass for the new tower. But Solera Construction/DCM Erectors of New York instead gave the sub-contract for the glass to the China Beijing company (or cadre or whatever they call it), using PPG’s licensed technology. A PPG spokesman said he was “shocked this would be awarded to a company outside of the United States”; the Port Authority’s spokesman shrugged, “We accepted the lowest responsible bidder.”


On the bright side, by the time this communist Trade Center is built, we’ll all be dead, either of a terrorist attack or old age. Weep, eagle, weep! (h/t Democratic Underground)

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