Should we rebuild the Towers?

  1. When I first got my driver's license, the law was, you had to be 18 to drive in NYC. So shortly after my 18th birthday, I drove down to Manhattan on 5th Avenue in my '63 Plymouth. I could not believe how tall the buildings were!
    This was before the towers were built!
    When the towers fell, I couldn't imagine the magnitude of the catastrophe. I still can't.

    At first, I thought, no way should we build buildings that big ever again.

    But lately, I've been thinking--a building in the shape of a cross, that goes to 103 floors. On the roof of the 102nd floor, there is a circular memorial to the victims in a central "courtyard park" that can be viewed from the topmost floors inside the building, or can be accessed by visitors. The walls surrounding the memorial have the names and stories of each of the victims, as told by their families.

    So what do you think? Rebuild or no?
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  2. Poll: Should we rebuild the Towers?

    • yes

      5.00% 2
    • no

      15.00% 6
    • yes, but include a memorial

      50.00% 20
    • no; just a memorial

      30.00% 12
    40 Votes / Multiple Choice
  3. 12 Comments

  4. by   l.rae
    definantly build....l hate the thought of an ugly scar for the enemy to smirk at...needs to be some memorial also..
  5. by   Sleepyeyes
    Oh, lookee what I found! Here are the 6 ideas for the new WTC.

    http://www.renewnyc.com/concepts.htm
  6. by   adrienurse
    Practically speaking, I think they need to. I think New York lost a heck of a lot of office space. Build something dignified, though -- and for sure a memorial needs to be included. It should be something striking and beautiful, yet dramatic in the way that it will not be ignored and people will not be able to forget that so many died there.
  7. by   adrienurse
    I like the idea of leaving a gap -- so that people are reminded and can better grieve for what is missing.
  8. by   JAYNE :DANCE:
    I THINK WE SHOULD REBUILD.....WE SHOULD ALSO INCLUDE A MEMORIAL SITE, BUT IF WE DO NOT REBUILD IT WILL JUST SHOW THOSE BA@#!*DS THAT THEY WON.....AND WE KNOW DARN WELL THEY WILL NEVER WIN AGAINST THE USA..................
  9. by   Debbielynn
    I think instead of building new offices, they should build the entire place into a park/garden, something people can go to during there lunch hours, and just sit. Maybe something with a pond with ducks, lots of flowers, something peaceful and beautiful as a reminder to those who lost their lives.
  10. by   disher
    I think building a memorial shows that human life is more valuable than money, but since corporate America values financial gain over human values it is unlikely that the site will be used for a memorial only.
  11. by   futureccrn
    Originally posted by Debbielynn
    I think instead of building new offices, they should build the entire place into a park/garden, something people can go to during there lunch hours, and just sit. Maybe something with a pond with ducks, lots of flowers, something peaceful and beautiful as a reminder to those who lost their lives.
    Ditto, and I also think that they should erect a monument such as the Vietnam Wall and have all of the names of those who lost their lives listed. I'd donate some money for it!
  12. by   ARIOSRN
    YES, TALLER AND STRONGER THAN BEFORE!!!!!!!
  13. by   fergus51
    I think letting that not rebuilding is like letting terrorists win.
  14. by   dcc43210
    I hate the idea of letting the terrorists think they won. But...any rebuilt tower is going to be a prime terrorist target. Would YOU want to work in it?

    I vote for a dignified memorial. I like the idea of one like the Viet Nam Veterans Memorial listing the names of the dead and the missing.
  15. by   Mkue
    Originally posted by JAYNE ANCE:
    I THINK WE SHOULD REBUILD.....WE SHOULD ALSO INCLUDE A MEMORIAL SITE, BUT IF WE DO NOT REBUILD IT WILL JUST SHOW THOSE BA@#!*DS THAT THEY WON.....AND WE KNOW DARN WELL THEY WILL NEVER WIN AGAINST THE USA..................
    Good post Jayne, I agree. I would like to see a nice Memorial too

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