February 9, 2006 at 9:29 am in LA
Shortly after 9/11, al Qaeda began planning to use shoe bombers to hijack a commercial airplane and fly it into the tallest building in Los Angeles, President Bush said Thursday.
The intended target of the attack, the Library Tower, is 1,018 feet tall. It was renamed the U.S. Bank Tower in 2003 and is the tallest building west of the Mississippi River.
I’m not sure if being told that people were actively trying to blow up a big building in my city (but were foiled by the government) makes me feel better or worse.