The towers were the world's tallest buildings at their inauguration in 1998 and kept the title for six years. Pelli also changed the skyline of lower Manhattan with his World Financial Center office-building complex now called Brookfield Place , located steps away from the Hudson River.
Protests in San Juan , Puerto Rico continue. In one of the leaked messages , Rossello called former City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito a "whore". "I'm not going to step aside, Puerto Rico isn't going to step aside", he added. He also alleged that much of the relief funding approved by Congress after 2017's devastating Hurricane Maria "was squandered away or wasted", and said "much of [Puerto Rico's] leadership is corrupt, & robbing the U.S.
Tom White, who works at the nearby Styx Mill Country Club, said he saw concrete tiles be blown at least 100m in every direction. Injuries are said to range from moderate to critical following the gas explosion. "You could definitely smell a lot of gas through there.it's definitely a gas leak by the sounds of it". "They couldn't talk, they were in that much shock".
The following month, she pointed fingers at her "Jewish colleagues" for attacking her and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) for labeling their criticisms as anti-Israel because of the Muslim faith of the two congresswomen, in addition to slamming her critics regarding "the political influence in this country that says it is OK to push for allegiance to a foreign country".
Zuma has ducked and dived this week at the inquiry, which is testing allegations that he allowed cronies to plunder state resources and influence senior appointments during his nine years in power. Zuma's address at the Pieter Roos Park came after he agreed to return to the Zondo commission to continue giving evidence into state capture a move welcomed by fellow members of the ANC.
Asked whether she rejected the comments against Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of MI and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts, Merkel doubled down. Merkel still enjoys solid popularity ratings, but her party's performance in polls has been poor recently and it remains unclear who will be her party's candidate to succeed her as chancellor, a job she has held since 2005.