I agree with RR:
The proposed replacement buildings are ugly. But so was the original World Trade Center. Unfortunately the original amount of office space that was lost is probably not going to be replaced.
You're going to think I'm a cold blooded person for saying this but here goes:
A memorial should certainly be part of the new Trade Center, but we should keep in mind that we are a city of commerce and a new Trade Center should be first...well...a first-class office complex, not a graveyard.
A restored NYC economy would be, in my opinion the best memorial and the best way to say **$ to the %$#&@# who took the first Trade Center down.
Although...if it were up to me, I would have been super happy if the old Radio Row (a whole street lined with radio parts stores) had come back from the grave!!
EDITED TO REMOVE THE EXPLETIVES. MY APOLOGIES TO ALL! I got a bit emotional there for a minute.
[This message has been edited by SvenNYC (edited 03-17-2003).]