The new "Freedom Tower" has been unveiled. Its remarkable similarity to a hypodermic needle serves to symbolize the kind of "freedom" enjoyed under the Empire: the freedom to consume; the freedom to anethetize our minds; the freedom to lend material support to all manner of international banditry.
Yikes. Besides his obvious mastery of vituperation, Ouroussoff does not lack a sense of humour, likening the tower to "a gigantic glass paperweight with a toothpick stuck on top." My first thought was that the tower resembles a hypodermic needle as designed by Michael Graves, but this is unfair to Graves, whose housewares manifest a certain playfulness and are pleasing to the eye.