While Im all for building tall (if not rebuilding the towers exactly as they were), the obvious question is who is going to occupy the upper level.
Are you going to move from Arizona to NY to live/ Work at the WTC, because alot of people who live here were traumatized by 9-11. So much so that many companies have actually left Manhattan.
I live in Central Jersey about 45 Minutes from Manhattan, right near me is a large Surburban Office Campus in Princeton. Before 9-11 it was the "back offices" for the Dow Jones Company (Parent of the Wall Street Journal), their main offices were on 11 floors in Lower Manhattan.
I was just visitng a client at the Dow Jones Offices in Princeton which are now the "Main" Offices for Dow Jones and the Wall Street Journal. The Wall Street Journal you read is now written and printed in Princeton NJ, the 11 floors of Main Offices in Manhattan are now 3 floors of the board of directors. Everyone else has been moved to Princeton.
And guess what, they were told they are not going back to Manhattan. The Wall Street Journal's permenant home is now Princeton NJ, in a very secure (had a hard time getting through the security gates) campus.
I think that's terrible that the Wall Street Journal is no longer in Manhattan, and they are represenative of other large corporations who have been scarred away from tall buildings and densely populated areas.
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