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Good day, bad day: April 30, 2012
One World Trade Center becomes New York's tallest tower, while a wealthy Australian decides to recreate the doomed Titanic — and more winners and losers of today's news cycle
 
One World Trade Center: Now the biggest phallic symbol in New York.
One World Trade Center: Now the biggest phallic symbol in New York.
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GOOD DAY FOR:

New York pride
Manhattan's One World Trade Center becomes the city's tallest skyscraper as the building's unfinished skeleton tops 1,250 feet. [The Daily]

Jay-Z's expanding empire
The New Jersey Nets officially become the Brooklyn Nets, unveiling a new brand design and logo created by the hip-hop artist, who's also the basketball team's minority-stake owner. [Gothamist]

Contemplative video-game experiences
A group of academics are developing "Walden: The Game," a game based on Henry David Thoreau's transcendentalist book, Walden Pond. [Death & Taxes]

BAD DAY FOR: 

Learning the lessons of history
An Australian billionaire unveils plans to build "Titanic II," a 21st century version of the infamous ship, which he hopes will complete its first voyage from England to New York in 2016. [Discovery News

Office romance
An Arizona high school student records a cell-phone video of her principal canoodling with a school secretary and posts it online. The principal resigns in disgrace. [The Stir]

Koalas
The tourism-ensuring, eucalyptus-eating marsupials are placed on the threatened species list as their population dwindles. They may soon become an endangered species. [BBC News]

For more winners and losers see: Good day, bad day: April 27, 2012 

 

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