Freedom Tower In NYC Now Filled With Hate

A symbol of hope and hate.

A symbol of hope and hate.

This is just sad. Really I have no words for the strange and ironic symbolism involved with this.

Welcome to the 1,776-foot tower of hate.

Shocking Daily News photos show bathrooms throughout 1 World Trade Center rife with repugnant graffiti — appalling scrawls that range from the N-word to sexist slurs and ethnic insults.

“Whites only,” reads a Jim Crow-era taunt over the urinals in one bathroom of the 104-story building.

Other anonymous offenders target President Obama — who visited the construction site just last June: “Where’s Obama’s birth certificate!!!!”

The soaring symbol of American resilience now bears the markings of lowlifes.

“It’s filthy, it’s shocking,” said Marie-Anne Sanchez, 37, who was visiting from Paris with her fiancé. “This is a holy place. People died here. I don’t like this. It makes me sad.”

A worker at the site told The News it’s difficult to walk into 1 WTC, commonly known by its previous name, Freedom Tower.

“We’re all supposed to be there as one, the whole 9/11 thing,” the worker said. “When you walk through the gate, you get a strong sense of pride.

The most vile comments are near the top of the gleaming structure that will have 15,000 window panels when it opens in 2014. There, the breathtaking view is tempered by the vile commentary, the insider told The News.

“Most of it’s racial,” said the insider. “Most of it — I mean, there’s a lot of stuff with the N-word. But pretty much every race is covered: Spanish people, Irish people, Jewish people, women.”

The N-word, he added, “is written all over the place, to be honest with you. That’s a big deal. It’s there.”

No words. Read more and see photos of some of the graffiti here.

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2 thoughts on “Freedom Tower In NYC Now Filled With Hate

  1. ericjbaker says:

    I just visited the article. Almost as bad as the graffiti are the comments following the story, many of which, if not outright justifying it, seem to dismiss it as unimportant or not worth getting upset about. “Just construction workers having a little fun,” and so on.

    Missing the bigger picture there, folks.

    • Earnest Harris says:

      Yep. The comments section of most stories on the Internet even remotely dealing with race are often the most hate filled places. People have that anonymity to hide behind.

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