USS New York, a new battleship built with steel from the World Trade Center, sailed into New York harbour yesterday on its maiden voyage and delivered a 21-gun salute near Ground Zero.
The $1 billion US navy assault vessel, whose bow includes 7.5 tonnes of steel recycled from the 2001 terror attack, will be officially commissioned in its namesake city on Saturday.
The battleship was scheduled to be built before the September 11, 2001, attack. However, after the atrocities, the US Navy decided to incorporate recycled steel from the fallen towers and name the vessel after New York as a tribute to the victims. It is a San Antonio-class amphibious dock vessel, capable of carrying 800 marines with helicopters.
IMHO they could have used all this recycled steel to build schools or something more meaningful than a battle ship, they could have even used all that steel to make the new towers even, or a monument or something, from all the good used it possibly had they had to come up with a way to make us remember we’re in the middle of a stupid war against an invisible enemy….