Now THERE'S a rebuilding plan!

Posted by CavalierX at May 22, 2005 04:45 PM

While it's a nice idea, in theory, it is very impractical. There is a greater demand for residential real estate in NYC than there is for office space.

Any development of the site, if considered practically, would be of dual use.

Considering that 7 Word Trade (my old office) is nearing completion and has no tenants slated to move in, building yet another office building, or two, or two that happen to be 4 times the size, is a burden that NYC taxpayers need to consider.

I don't buy into that nonsense that building anything other than [insert building of choice] is "letting the terrorists win".

Pride is a deadly sin. It shouldn't motivate what we build in this city.

That said, I hate the "Freedom Tower". I say build a series of horribly practical, Roark-like structures that both honor the slain but meet the current market needs.

Posted by Sean at May 24, 2005 02:21 AM


Wow. I actually love that design. Shoot.

However, building on what I noted earlier, something that size is impractical.

Additionally, insurance on buidlings that big would be simply impossible to get.

While I admire the sentiment of sending a big "F*** you" to al-Qaeda, insurance companies do not.

I would have to think long and hard about moving in to one of those buidings were one to be a residential complex, knowing the terrorists would probably make it their mission to knock them back down.

Posted by Sean at May 24, 2005 02:27 AM

Heh.. rebuild it as it was.. and Move the UN onto the top floors...

Posted by LarryConley at May 24, 2005 07:37 PM