I've seen terrorism close up but I don't live in a state of terror at all. For perspective, the world today is a safer place than it was during the Cuban Missile Crisis, the Berlin Airlift, World War II. For people living in Europe and the United States, there has never been a more peaceful time or better quality of life. The terrorists haven't won. I just grew up.
Fourteen years later, thousands of innocents killed represent international criminality and immorality of the first order. No one in Washington has yet taken the slightest responsibility for blowing a hole through the Middle East and helping to create the first true terrorist state of modern history.
Lookin' good, NYC. Today, the observatory at One World Trade Center opened to the public. The observatory is at the top of the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, on floors 100, 101 and 102. From it, visitors see a bird's-eye view of New York City -- and up to 50 miles beyond it -- from 1,250 feet in the air.