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Rebuild or Not?
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Dreamweaver    Posted 09-27-2001 at 11:54:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
What's everybodies opinion on rebuilding the World Trade Center? I vote NO. I would like to see a nice memorial built there. I can't help but think about all those poor people that literally vaporized on that site. The thought of a high rise on top of that makes me sick.


G Taylor    Posted 09-30-2001 at 19:41:14       [Reply]  [Send Email]
The best revenge is success.
Build three towers to 2001 fire code, larger & taller than the two old ones.
The armed forces will have to mount radar & a missile launcher on top. A small price to pay however.


WSF    Posted 09-28-2001 at 15:28:01       [Reply]  [No Email]

I wouldn't rebuild it anymore than I would think of refloating and refitting the USS Arizona for sea duty.


OW    Posted 09-27-2001 at 20:32:35       [Reply]  [No Email]
Rebuild? nope, no way. no NEED.
We moved "back home" 11 years ago, after we got tired of 30 years in the big city. I wouldn't tolerate gunshots, crime, padlocks, drugs, rage, noise, smog, strangers and animosity for all the money on earth. I'll tell ya, the city is for kids. Period.
If 16 acres is a big deal, i'll donate a 40 and not even care what silly billionnaire builds what there. Just don't ask me to get in their elevator or shop with whoever's in a hurry. I'm home, i wake up to birds singing, there's deer grazing in the yard right now, i feed the fish every day and the kids can have the ulcers now. Nope, don't rebuild, re-THINK.


Wolf, sorry DW, but    Posted 09-27-2001 at 19:17:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
I hafta agree with Burr's first post. We have to rebuild, if for no other reason than to show those cowardly bastards that we have not been beaten.


Cowboy Joe    Posted 09-27-2001 at 18:18:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
DW - I agree with your post. A memorial with a peace garden would be nice. However, the area is prime real estate and I'm sure they're not going to allow just a memorial park to be built. I know one thing for sure. No one will want to rent space in a similar building like the WTC. Perhaps a 50 story replica might do. That's my comments coming from the heart of Manhattan, 5 miles north of the WTC.


Ole Cuss    Posted 09-27-2001 at 15:28:27       [Reply]  [No Email]

I vote "no".


big fred    Posted 09-27-2001 at 14:48:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
I think it is important to rebuild. To do otherwise would be to admit we got beat. That said, I think Manhattan needs another park in the southend besides Battery Park. Maybe set aside a portion for a memorial park in the midst of it all?


Larryg    Posted 09-28-2001 at 18:52:02       [Reply]  [No Email]
From the standpoint of pride, we should rebuild. But from a practical side, who would finance the construction? Who would insure? And would anybody feel comfortable working above the 50th floor as long as there are savage, twisted minds running loose in the world? And we are still so compasionate toward criminals in this country we still can't get up the gumption to execute the gang of thugs in Providence, RI that executed that young couple for a joy ride in their Explorer and $18.00. They all copped a plea and A. G. Ashcroft won't go after them under Federal statutes. Talk about a bunch of savage cowards.......


Cowboy Joe    Posted 09-27-2001 at 18:20:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
Big Fred - I agree with your post.


Burrhead-Nudder answer    Posted 09-27-2001 at 14:13:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
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Bob (WI)    Posted 09-27-2001 at 13:49:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
I say rebuild it with a part of the area designated to a park like setting with a memorial in the middle of it with all the names of the people that were lost engraved on it.


F14...No Choice    Posted 09-27-2001 at 13:43:58       [Reply]  [No Email]
Nobody is gonna let 16 acres of the most expensive real estate on the face of the planet go unused. They'll rebuild.

It would be nice to see an acre or so set aside for a park with a memorial.


The Red    Posted 09-27-2001 at 13:25:17       [Reply]  [No Email]
Definitely rebuild. There are 16 acres at the site. I think 5 buildings in a row would be most appropriate. Building 1 and 5 would be 30 stories. Buildings 2 and 4 would be 40 stories. Building 3, the middle building, would be 60 stories.


Burrhead    Posted 09-27-2001 at 13:29:32       [Reply]  [No Email]
Let me get this straight. The hiway salute symbol???


The Red    Posted 09-27-2001 at 15:19:21       [Reply]  [No Email]
ROGER THAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)


Burrhead    Posted 09-27-2001 at 13:05:49       [Reply]  [No Email]
DW I don't mean to be uncouth but I honestly cannot see why we would honor a terrorist attack by setting aside the area.

To me if it is not rebuilt and the area used as and international trade area of some sort, then we have bowed our heads in shame and watched as murderous evil has destroyed our citizens and our national character.



Les...fortunate    Posted 09-27-2001 at 12:08:06       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I'm with you on the "NO" side, DW. Seems to me it would just be a symbolic thing and I ain't into that. Yesterday, I heard my former senator, Warren Rudman opine that it should not be rebuilt. It's one of the few times I find myself on the same side as the arrogant, condescending......I better not get started on him.


Stretch    Posted 09-27-2001 at 12:07:11       [Reply]  [No Email]
I'm not sure.

On one hand, I tend to agree with you. Course, I don't particularly care for highrises anyway. Anything I can't reach with our 100' ladder truck is too tall.

On the other hand, what better memorial-and show of our strong will-than to rebuild it? Wouldn't that send a message?


bob    Posted 09-27-2001 at 18:28:42       [Reply]  [No Email]
a building doesn,t do any thing but materailitic our people who lost there lives are more important just a thought i can,t say either way


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