I thought everyone would like to see the progress of the new One World Trade Center building undergoing construction in Lower Manhattan. Eventually it will soar a symbolic 1,776 feet skyward to become America's tallest building.
Just a few blocks away is Zuccotti Park. Its clean and empty now.
You may remember this park as being occupied by the "Occupy Wall Street" movement. The park was emptied by the NYPD in November due to concerns about sanitation. Later that day the New York Supreme Court issued an injunction against allowing protesters to camp or sleep in Zuccotti Park from then on.
If you take a walk along Broadway, also known as the "Canyon of Heroes" in Lower Manhattan, you will see metal strips in the sidewalk that tell you the year, the name of the person(s) and their accomplishments that were honored with a ticker tape parade! In the last one hundred years there have been over two hundred ticker tape parades. As the person of honor's motorcade winds up the Canyon of Heroes, a blizzard of confetti and shredded paper is dropped down from the tall buildings on either side of the street. When they reach City Hall the mayor presents the honored guest(s) with a proclamation, a medal, a scroll, or a key to the city. New York City has bestowed this unique tribute on champion athletes, pioneers of air and space travel, soldiers, sailors, sea captains, firemen, heads of state, politicians, journalists, and a virtuoso pianist.
Perhaps the next ticker tape parade will honor this team when they win the National Football League's XLVI Superbowl! Go Giants!
Edited 2/5/12: The Giants won the Superbowl! Their NYC Ticker Tape Parade will be held on 2/7/12. Congratulations New York Giants!
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