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Mighty Veggie Edifice (Open Thread)

The mister doesn’t like those metal, conical tomato plant support thingies; they aren’t tall enough to support his plants, he says. So he built the Tomato Twin Towers:   It might work out. What are y’all up to this evening?

Deepspace Defender, An Out of This World Spaceship-Themed Pull-Down Bed for Children

last weekHumor / odd : Laughing Squid

Fable Bedworks has created the Deepspace Defender, an out of this world spaceship-themed pull-down bed for children. The twin bed can be raised and lowered with a simple flip of the control switch, each tower “engine pod” comes with 5 built-in shelves and “light panels, operated by an electronic membrane keypad.” It is available to […]

Can Architects Stop Skyscrapers From Blocking Out Sunlight?

“The new design involves twin towers curved and angled to minimise any shadow. Using an algorithm, the architects took into account the angles at which the sun shines each day over a year, and translated the information into the buildings’ design.”

Day Around The Bay: Arrest Made In Murder Of Oakland Mother

Matching trees were planted in honor of the late Brown twins, sober clubbing gains momentum, and a pretty, er, striking BART police tower. [ more › ]

On the Market: Stunning Comstock One-Bedroom Lists for a Stunning $2.495M

The most expensive one-bedroom on the market right now is at the Comstock in Nob Hill. With floor-to-ceiling windows looking out over Twin Peaks, the Golden Gate Bridge, and Coit Tower, it feels more like a live-in observation deck....

Today is the anniversary of the bombing of the World Trade Center

No, not, obviously, the September 11, 2001 attack by two airplanes on the Twin Towers. But today is the anniversary of the 1993 bombing of the World Trade Center. It’s being commemorated with a ceremony at the 9/11 Memorial.

Is Anybody Watching My Do-Gooding?

Hero means everything and nothing. It encompasses the firefighters who rushed into the burning twin towers, long-distance runners who compete through chronic disease, and the wag on Twitter who makes a point you agree with. The highly specific, armor-bright figure of classical myth has grown a thousand faces. Show More Summary

Nonfiction Book Review: Creativity: The Perfect Crime

In 1974, Phillipe Petit illegally walked a tight rope between the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center and set himself apart with his unique formula of boldness and skill. With the fame of such an audacious feat and the many other impressive talents he possesses, Petit began a speaking tour presenting his approach to creative problem solving.… Read more

A Whole New World : Dubai's 'Aladdin City' Looks Like a Chain of Giant Genie Lamps

All images via Emirates 24/7 Dubai has some wild things in the works (an amorphic Zaha tower! Blunt-like twin towers! An amethyst-shaped hotel?!) and it looks the city is officially adding a beckoning "Aladdin City" to the queue. First announced...

The Conflict Has Come to Us

When the Twin Towers were attacked in 2001, some said it would be the start of World War Three. A chorus of critics dismissed this claim as exaggerated and melodramatic: but what has unfolded before our very eyes these past years has only made those predictions seem more dire in terms of how quickly developments have unfolded. Show More Summary

Charlie Hebdo: A Trap for France

One of the editorial cartoons provoked by the Charlie Hebdo attack depicts an airplane flying towards two gigantic pencils, evoking the horrific 2001 attack on the twin towers. Indeed, many here view the attack on the French satirical...Show More Summary

Charlie Hebdo’s All-or-Nothing Satire

3 months agoNews : News Desk

As the twin towers of the World Trade Center were a symbol of one aspect of American culture—the power, wealth, and ambition of Wall Street—the small, caustic weekly Charlie Hebdo is a symbol of the French satirical tradition. The magazine has been a continual celebration of the freedom to make fun of everyone and everything. Show More Summary

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I lived in Boston, where the planes originated, when the twin towers were hit on September 11, 2001. I lived in London on July 7, 2005 when bombs went off in the tube and on buses.  And where an innocent man was killed in a panic. And now I am in Paris. The feelings are […]

New WTC towers fill with tech tenants

When lower Manhattan's new World Trade Center was conceived a decade ago, nobody had in mind a Silicon Valley in the sky. Financial companies, which dominated the original twin towers, are scarce... To view the full story, click the title link.

Linkage: Baroque Villa Asks $30M; a Lavish Seattle Lake House; More!

Photo by Tim Bies via Architizer · Meet the family behind a 1,300-year-old hotel. · Truly odd-ball four-bedroom asks $370K. · Architect's '40s home in Cyprus adds a beautiful pavilion. · 15 photos of the Twin Towers in the 1970s....

Book Review: CLOG: World Trade Center

CLOG: World Trade CenterCLOG, 2014Paperback, 168 pagesNo one needs to be reminded the the Twin Towers were destroyed in a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001, so the latest issue of CLOG is a welcoming thing, since it focuses on the pre-2001 existence of the towers and the other parts of the World Trade Center development in Lower Manhattan. Show More Summary

Will We Ever Try the 9/11 Mastermind?

3 months agoNews : The Daily Beast

Fourteen long years after the bombing of the Twin Towers, the legal proceedings for the men who allegedly plotted the attack drag on. And on. And on.

Alan Keyes: Obama Is Crumbling America Like The Twin Towers Crumbled. Or Something

Alan Keyes went on one of his rants on Rick Wiles’ radio show. Keyes told host Rick Wiles that while the government should follow God’s laws, Obama wants to become God and appoint himself Führer: “We are not, as citizens, always supposed to be trying to lift up some Fuhrer the way the Germans thought. [...]

This Is What Russell Brand Is Actually Campaigning For

Russell Brand has come a long way since showing up for work dressed as Osama Bin Laden on the day after the Twin Towers were grounded. The comedian-turned-political activist is now fighting for a much more radical change that involves...Show More Summary

International Trailer Unleashed For The Walk

3 months agoMedia / Publishing : GalleyCat

The international teaser trailer for The Walk movie has been unleashed. The story focuses on Philippe Petit’s famous high-wire crossing between the the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center as told in Petit’s 2002 book, To Reach the Clouds. The video embedded above offers glimpses of Joseph Gordon-Levitt starring as Petit. Show More Summary

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