Yes, I do believe that we should rebuild the towers. It is our strength and determination that defines us. If we were to choose otherwise, it would be like saying we are afraid and weak.
May the 3000 who were slained, rest in peace.
Life must go on and with honor.
New York city just looks really bad with that stupid freedom tower. We should have what we had before. Rebuilding the twin towers would be better than two pools where the foundations of the towers stood and only one world trade center. If everyone wants a memorial, they should put it in part of the towers.
The return of the Twin Towers to lower Manhattan is a positive step forward against the war on terrorism. Not only does this send a message than no matter what terrorists do, it will not stop the American society. From coming back better and stronger. The construction of the Twin Towers will also generate substantial work and assist the local community economically. Skilled and unskilled jobs will be created during the construction phase, as well as the tax revenue generated by the companies which occupy the Towers after they are built.
The Twin Towers were originally built in 1972. They should be rebuilt with to current engineering standards and protocols. Maybe with a small radar station at the top to prevent future attacks. If the US rebuilds the towers better than they were, it will prove to the world that we can come back.
We are being robbed of our heritage by officials who don't care what the public wants and aren't interested in what we say. The Towers were twin exclamation points at the end of an exciting city, in an exciting country, with an exciting future. Now there is little to get excited about. But new Twin Towers would be exciting and impressive in a very big way. It is absolutely not too late to build the World Trade Center we all deserve, but this is not primarily a fight over buildings.
I am not American, but I believe they should be rebuilt. Not to rebuild them, would be like admitting that the western world can be "bullied" by terrorists. Of course they should be rebuild according to modern standards, and a memorial site must be built on the ground, but the greatest memorial would be the towers themselves. Any attack is unlikely to happen with today's security measures and after 9/11 passengers will fight back. As for the new tower, just make it shorter.
I believe in Democracy. Terrorism should not be allowed to govern our choices or to scare us into submission. The tower should be rebuilt as a sign that while terrorist attacks may have short term gains, in the end, goodness will triumph. By leaving a hole in the ground it is as if we have been crippled by their senseless act.
A survey in NYC said 9 out of 10 people wanted them rebuilt. No need for me to add an argument. If that's what the people want than that's what they should get. "for the people, by the people"
Let me tell you all a story. A terrorist suicide bombs a cafe in Jerusalem. My Israeli friends Rubin takes his family there for lunch the next week. Why? Because living in fear lets the terrorists win. Hence the name TERRORists. Living in fear and letting them control us. Where is the American spirit? Where is the America's courage? Rebuild the towers! Show them we are better than they think! Show them that they can't control us!
yes because it will be a two fingers up at the people who bluw em up literaly
The Twin towers should be rebuilt to show the terrorists that we are strong and we rebuild anything that you try to take away from us. The Twin Towers 2 project is the way to go. It has the footprints of the original with the new towers directly behind it. This is the perfect way to go. Building something else like what they are currently doing is a sign of weakness and defeat. Why let the terrorists change our skyline? By rebuilding these towers, it is the only way for America to heal it's wound and remember the loved ones that perished that fateful day.
it's psychologically damaging to new yorkers and the world not seeing those builings in our skyline. They could build it better than it was before with better security measures than before, besides that"Freedom Tower" thats taking more time to build than the original 2 towers is an ugly reminder that NY and the world has changed for the worst.
We should rebuild them in honor of the people who lost their lives. I mean for important presidents we built buildings and statues and why not build the World Trade Centers again? I think if you were to experience what happened that day then you should understand the need to rebuild. And the people who say that cities should move on, I guarantee that if your major city got destroyed and thousands killed, you would want them to be rebuilt. You wouldn't even have a say in my opinion, I think they should take a vote in New York on whether they should be rebuilt, since it happened in their state and it should be their option.
Regardless if the buildings were taken down due to terrorists or by our government, the original buildings should have been built just the way they were from the original blueprints. The Manhattan skyline will never be the same again. On top of that, it would have been a slap in the face to whoever it was that was involved in the taking down of the WTC. Most Americans think the original buildings should have been put back the way they were and I feel that way!
Leaving, or should I say keeping, the Twins destroyed only sends the message to the terrorists that we changed the way we live our life as a result of their hideous acts! The people on this site that said no, keep it to yourself! If you seriously think that we would be living in the past with rebuilt Twins, then there is something very wrong with you! Rebuilding the Twins would not be living in the past, instead, it would be us making NYC look the way it's supposed to! WHY CHANGE THAT JUST BECAUSE 19 PEOPLE VANDALIZE IT?!?!? The person that said we would be reminded of the terror that took place, rethink what you said! I'm reminded of the terror when I don't see the Twins. The Twins stood for 30 years. They burned for 102 minutes. Which would you think of more, 30 years or 102 minutes?
This is America! WE HAVE A CHOICE! Give us our towers back! Americans should have control over what's built. It would be a tribute to those that died. I doubt it would even happen again. We've gotten smarter and stronger! Most Americans want them back, so give them on over.
yes because i know that the people who died from it would be looking down from heaven smiling:) and it will probly help most of the families who lost there loved ones and it will bring back most of the good memories so yes they should rebuilt it
I think that rebuilding the Twin Towers would be nice. I know that the tragedy the world had seen in September will never be forgotten, however trying to overcome the grief and loss will empower everyone. It's not about forgetting the past and what happened, but rather trying to embrace it. I think rebuilding the Twin Towers would be a magnificent feat for America and it's people.
~Matt - Canada
Rebuilding the twin towers shows we are a strong country. It shows no one can push us down but we will get back up
Rebuilding towers adds emphasis back on NYC's skyline and shows that America can stand back up after terrible tragedies.
For reasons both symbolic and practical. Visit ground zero - the neighborhood is recovering, financially. Most New Yorkers want the towers rebuilt; most Americans, by a wide majority, want the towers rebuilt. The argument that businesses won't lease is simply not true. Many businesses have been expressing their interest in renting space for years now. The silly Freedom Tower is wimpish and cowardly. If we do anything less than rebuild, then the terrorists have won.
We need to rebuild the twin towers because if we don't what's the point of winning wars in Iraq and Afghanistan if all we have is a hole in America I believe the twin towers show a great importance to our country as much as our white house
The Twin Towers in New York City should be rebuilt, both as a memorial to the victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks, and a demonstration of solidarity. To the families of the victims, it would be a symbol of memory. And it would also be a demonstration to terrorists that attacks on America will not intimidate us as a nation, but only unite us.
From New York City I want to see new buildings. There is too much of an empty skyline in the city with only the 911 Lights provide comfort for one day. The buildings can provide comfort for a lifetime. The only thing that will remain in Lower Manhattan is the smell of when the towers were on fire and that is something that will probably remain there forever.
First, 9/11 was an inside job. Not by "the government" but by covert groups and elements within our society who pull many strings within the government. They definitely had a hand in the planning and destruction of the original complex, and certainly have a hand in the design and construction of the new one. This complex is replete with unbenign symbolism.
While so many mistakenly believe that one world trade center is some symbol of 'resolve' against the "Islamic terrorist threat", the truth is it's a symbol of our complete subjugation and manipulation by a group of individuals so frightening that most people are in denial of their existence.
i think it is a tragic occurrence and we need to just move on, and know that ny has recovered
Look, I am 12 years old and when I first saw the Twin Towers demolished, I was infuriated! The loss of those people and the somewhat waste of money since freaking Al-Qaeda had to ruin everything. They actually should rebuild the Twin Towers so that more jobs can be produced and it leaves a more magnificent skyline in Manhattan. Also, with the towers destroyed, I've always wonder what Manhattan looks like with ALL of the World Trade Centers in place.
We will show the world Americans ae a determiened people who stand together.
Rebuilding the Twin Towers would show the world, and more importantly, those who wish to do us harm, that we are a strong nation and that we can overcome and rebuild. Those Towers were a centerpiece to New York City, and rebuilding them would help to make things right again. I think rebuilding them would be an example of the resiliency of our country.
Everyone needs to stop thinking in the past and look to the future. Building the Twin Towers back up will unify our country instead of reminding anyone on the other side of things what a great tragedy it was to the US. Maybe we should not name it the same thing, but have it be known that it is in the same place and represents the Twin Towers.
The terrorists had a specific reason to destroy these towers, and that was to take away the largest symbols this country holds while taking thousands of lives with it. Israel rebuilds buildings destroyed by Iranian missile strikes to give family members of the victims a sense that their loved ones are still there with them and to remind them of the time that they were with them.
The buildings were men's living dedication to world peace. Minoru Yamasaki, the architect behind the Twin Towers, saw one tower in the other, saying that we must see ourselves within each other in order to live in the world peace we strive for.
In Israel, when there are terrorist attacks, they rebuild the building back as quickly as possible. This shows the terrorists, that they we will not let them affect our daily way of life, or infringe on our freedoms. Instead of fear, showing brevity, in the face of opposition and terror lowers the effect of terrorism.
They should be rebuild because it shows Al Qaeda that they cannot do anything that will discourage the American people or bring us down. We can not only come back from this tragedy but we can come back stronger than we were before!
We don't need to linger in the past. But we can not forget! There are innocent Muslims who were victims and others who were blamed. We should continue to get along and accept new beginnings and changes.
The Twin Towers should be rebuilt. The memorials are nice and all, but rebuilding would have sent a message to those pathetic creatures who flew planes into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and almost the White House. "You don't like it? That's great. You cannot stop us. We will put them right back up. Go ahead. Knock them down again. I dare you." The chances of them attacking them again? 0%. I believe the Towers should be rebuilt. Right over Ground Zero. God Bless America.
Not only should they be rebuilt... they should be built taller. Clearly additional safety measures should be taken... such as ground / building to air missile defense (similar to what installed at the white house and Air Force 1) among other proprietary security measures. The site is the golden goose for terrorists with the exception of the white house and Congress... but there is no better way than to defy our enemies by rebuilding.
By rebuilding the Twin Towers, America would demonstrate the innate strength that it possesses. Terrorism attempts to destroy the spirit of a nation; by rising above it and rebuilding, America would show that they are stronger than terrorists. The Towers once stood as an emblem of America and they should rise again as such.
The Twin Tower should be rebuilt but not back in NYC but rather in Baghdad, Iraq. This would send a clear message to the world that not only is America back and stronger but America is back and stronger in your own f*cking back yard! U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A! U-S-A!
I agree with the others. If the people want it, we should rebuild it. We should build them bigger and taller than than before as a symbol of our strength and unity as a country. I agree that there should be a memorial as a reminder of the tragedy, but I feel that new towers and a memorial in the near vicinity, would be a better solution, than just replacing the towers with waterfalls. By no means to ignore what happened, but by not rebuilding them, it's kind of like saying, "I give up, you win."
I love the Freedom Tower, but I still think that New York City still won't look the same without the Twin Towers. Besides, its still not too late to do the right thing . Its like they will heal us and bring peace to us. So, lets do the right thing and rebuild the Twin Towers.
Rebuilding the twin towers would mean that we won and look forward. Building that god awful new set of towers reduced the office floor space by almost 50% compared to the twin towers, and it even made the city more ugly. A gritty city with giant sparkly towers is NOT pretty. The twin towers were nicer, prettier, bigger.
If we look at the history of mankind, many monuments destroyed by wars were rebuilt. The ones that weren't, are still there - the remains of destruction. With that said, NYC not only deserves its skyline back but also needs its sphere back. To rebuild the towers is the least that can be done to put NY in place again. NY simple isn't NY without the towers. The sphere needs to be back in place together with a proper memorial that respects the will of the families who lost relatives and friends and co- workers at 9.11. I can't understand why so many mistakes, greed, lack of good will and others are winning this battle (and making people suffer even more). Japan already rebuilt everything that was destroyed in that tsunami in two years ago and the greatest nation in the world not only isn't capable of just rebuilding two of the most important buildings in the world but is also capable of continuing to hurt people's lives? NYC and the free world deserve to have the towers back. Bin Laden is dead. That's good but when I look at the sky in NYC, he's very alive. This needs to be fixed. I've read many books about the twin towers and how they were built. The ones who made that dream possible believed in something. They had something in their hearts and minds. They believed in a dream. Seems like the ones in power don't care about anything but money.
These new towers are not acceptable. The governor took it upon himself to built the Freedom Tower based on his own opinion and not the peoples. That is totally unfair and its not what MOST Americans want. Everybody is complaining about how they would be a target once again, but need to realize that regardless of what building it is.. THERE WILL ALWAYS BE A TARGET!! Whether its the Empire State, Chrysler, or the Freedom Tower. Besides, our security has gotten much more strict and superior since that day.
Osama Bin Laden saw these two amazing buildings and was jealous, so he destroys them. And than we let him get away with it by replacing them with an inferior building, exactly what he wanted. Until we restore the skyline to the way it was before 9/11, Bin Laden has won. We need to Rebuild them 10 stronger, make them safer, and most importantly, taller (5-10 stories). We need to prove that we can win over terrorism. The skyline looks empty, and will never be the same until we do.
I think that rebuilding the Twin Towers would be an excellent idea. It would be a strong, prideful act of defiance to the terrorists and it would restore Manhattan to it's former glory. The World Trade Center was as much a landmark of New York as the Empire State Building and Statue of Liberty. If the Empire State building was destroyed, we would surely rebuild it, no? In the same fashion, we must rebuild the Twin Towers. They were magnificent buildings and will be very dearly missed if not rebuilt. If I had the money, I would finance every last cent to get those rebuilt.
I say the Twin Towers should be rebuilt, because New York will look the way it should. To make the Twin Towers stronger Use titanium and steal mixed toghter to make them even stronger. To make shure their really strong test. Me I would love to see the Twin Towers Rise once again other then that stopid Freedom Tower, because New York won't look the way it should, and that's with the North and South TWIN TOWERS. So don't keep them gone, bring them back where they should be, and can be even stronger then ever before.
Because if we rebuild them, but taller and stronger and safer, we will win and those bad guys will lose. I love the freedom tower, but it won't be the same without the twin towers. So if we rebuild them, than, New York City will be back to normal again.
I think the Twin Towers should be rebuilt for a couple of reasons. First off, they would be a great memorial for the victims and a place for victims' families to remember them by. Second, rebuilding the Twin Towers will show that we are a strong nation. It goes along with the philosophy of getting back up when you get knocked down.
While it was really sad what those terrorists did, if we rebuilt the Towers just the way they were we are saying to the terrorists-you can't defeat us, destroy our buildings and we will just rebuild them again. I really don't know why they won't do that, maybe because of what families said. REBUILT THE TWIN TOWERS JUST THE WAY THEY WERE!
WTC is not a building, it is a symbol. That's why they want to destroy it. If it is not rebuild, they win.
WTC should look exactly the same as before, although the structure and technique can be improved internally. Or maybe it can be a little bit larger and taller, but they should look absolutely identical as before. Whatever has been built now in ground zero should be torn down immediately.
These 2 towers contained much of the world's jobs. Furthermore, many people wanted it back in NYC. They could make it taller and better. The US is prepared, so that effort should go to good use. This will restore NYC to it's proper state.
The twin tower were originally designed in order to trade between nations. With foreign diplomacy being how it is, and our economy being how it is, this would greatly help us get better results in those two categories. And would be the perfect reminder of the glory that those towers used to have.
I believe that the Twin Towers in New York City should be rebuilt because this would show the perseverance of the United States as a whole. The act of rebuilding the towers would essentially show that we as a people are too strong to be broken by a cowardly terrorist attack such as those of September 11th.
It was a historic landmark with a best view & many people in the world who wished they visited will never be able to. The new design symbolises nothing, except someone else's power to empose their will on everybody else. They rebult the Dresden Cathedral 60 years after it was destroyed, because it belonged there. The Twin Towers WTC belongs to NYC exactly as it was, re-built with modern materials. Bring it back!
I think that rebuilding the twin towers will bring NYC back to the strong city. i feel that when someone tries to crush you the thing to do is to rebuild. I know their are many plans that call for a completely different structure. I would have built the same structure right back. NYC is a strong cit and I hope that when they finally decided to rebuild the city will become better for it.
America's history is replete with examples of trials and tribulations where the nation suffered a setback, but then came roaring back and won. We come out of these hard times bigger, better and badder than ever. The Twin Towers should not only be rebuilt, but they should be the tallest structures in the world. We should send a message stating that attacking us only makes us stronger.
They were simply more magnificient to look at by their simple architecture than the newest freedom tower. They were massive and the idea of replacing them by something else is very bad. They were a NYC landmark just like the Empire Stete Building, Times Square and the Statue of Liberty
to show all of are respect we should rebuild them for all of the hard work they put in building the towers . all of the people who put there body and life on the line for all of those people to be safe .Deserve to have ground zero rebuilt .
I believe the towers should be rebuilt. I know it is a sensitive subject, and rightfully so. However, throughout history cities have fallen and been rebuilt. This is just another example. Also, just because something is rebuilt, that doesn't mean that the previous events will be forgotten. All involved in the re-building process are taking care to remember the past while looking forward to the future.
There is popular support for the reconstruction far outweighing those against. The reconstructions of the Twins we knew and still know would itself be a memorial. As for those who argue that 9/11 would repeat itself: The plan for the Twin Towers is a modified design. The Twins, would be built stronger and more prepared for attacks, with the same precautions made in the Freedom Tower. If these new towers can fall, the Freedom Tower can fall; so why build something else when we can build the Twins, which is what the majority wants? Let us heal the wound.
yes because it shows that we are strong and to show the memorys of the people who died that day and show that america loves and respects that they be rebuilt
Why don't they build it again the real reason why two people crashed into the towers is for glory in there home land and to be remembered by everyone in their country or just to get even with America. With America's new defense from the army will prove that no building in the united states can be harmed prove some real strength in the united states of America show some real honor don't make the lives of the many men and woman lives be in vein so yes rebuild the twin towers
The towers have become more than a piece of real estate. They are now a symbol. They are the edification of our desire to create, and to strive upwards. In a strange sense, they have become the lost cathedrals of the modern age, a creation meant to epitomize our modern ideals of civilization, the convergence of all of our cultures into a meeting place of civility where we look to the future and reach upwards. Yes, we recognize the lives lost, and we grieve, but to surrender the sky to our fears is as criminal as the acts that took the towers and the lives of the people working in them from us. Will "they" knock them down again? I don't care. If they do I will still cry out that we will rebuild. We must rebuild. We must always rebuild. Rebuild higher, stronger, bigger, taller! New York must once again have her iconic skyline, not 110 stories, but 150 stories! Reach for the heavens, and put them within our grasp! Arrogance you say? Yes! The birthright of humanity is to replace the heavens of our dreams with the heavens of our making! They must be rebuilt!
It's tempting to believe that we can put the world to rights and make it what it once was. The truth is that we cannot. The Twin Towers fell. They were destroyed in a tragic and horrible occurrence. To try and rebuild them would be an example of us trying to ignore what went on that day.
They destoyed it once they will do it again and if you build them again it will be another 911. So if my voice mattered I wouldn't want for them to be remade. But I quess if that's what you people want, then so be it, but it won't be fun when another 911 happens.
Many people would be reminded of the terror that happened there, and it would leave many people too scared to go into the buildings, and they would be fairly empty, which would mean a big waste of time and money, and the terrorists could also take the towers out again, leaving even more terror if they were ever built yet ANOTHER time.
Although the absence of the Twin Towers continued to stand as a black eye against the United States, it was expensive to erect the Towers back in the early 1970s--and given the current status of the economies of the United States and the world at large, we cannot afford to rebuild these Towers. A memorial space can stand in place of these buildings and that will have to suffice.
In my opinion, if buildings are built to replace the Twin Towers, they should be completely different, but just as impressive. I believe that to duplicate the buildings would be a constant reminder to survivors and those who lost loved ones there of the horror of that day. Different buildings could be built in a different location and could serve the same purpose that the Twin Towers did.
I don't believe that the twin towers should be rebuilt because look on how many families lost their loved ones due to that terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. That was the second attack, do we need another one to wake up our government and make them realize that its only hurting us and the country we live in. I believe not bringing back the twin towers is a better thing to do, because to me that gives the people who passed away a chance to rest in peace and the people that were injured to be able to live free and live without stress.
The Twin Towers shouldn't be rebuilt because what if the terrorists come again? With worse weapons than before because that was twelve years ago. And if you guys do rebuild it, what if people are afraid to work there or even go in the building? You would have just wasted a lot of money... So don't rebuild the Twin Towers.
Really, there is not much point in building the towers, unless the people in NYC demand it. It's better to leave it as a memorial for what happened, and as a reminder of the tragedy that happened that day. Use the money for its construction for other better uses, such as city infrastructure.
The regular Joes have understood what happened, the people who like me were down afterwards because people they knew were never seen again. What my nine friends died for was this: Members of the El Saud family are in with the Bush family, and were in New York City within sight of the towers. They watched the towers go down, thinking that they had gotten away with stealing the gold stored under the tower. That family got to be lifted out of the country, with their gold. But, they did destroy our economic system, but we destroyed them. What they tool from under the towers were plated bars of Tungsten, and those bars have salted the financial system making even the gold bars without value. The Chinese recently rejected a whole bunch o bars because they drill tested them, because they listened to the people who saw the phony gold bars. We were not supposed to know it was a gold heist, we were not supposed to know that we were cheating the gold robbers. New Yorkers have always known, but it's been too horrible to talk about. Now that the bank bailouts have happened, we are talking about it. I'm very sad for the loss of my own friends, and for everyone else in the community who lost trust in the system, people, and their idea of what is really going on. But we can handle reality and don't want to be fooled any more. Putting the towers back would be like my friends died for nothing, their loss down the memory hole, forgotten.
I don't even live in America, and the this horrible day happened when i was just a mere 4 years old. I do not want a day like this to come within a time i can remember. Its too much of a risk and they will just be attacked again. The school shooting and the Boston marathon bombing were enough. America doesn't need more attacks than its already received. Rebuilding then would just call for another attack. And that's too much to handle.
While I understand the need to stand up to terrorism and show that they can't get us down, the Twin Towers in NYC should not be rebuilt because so many lives were lost and continue to be lost and those lives should be remembered by the creation of a memorial on the Twin Towers site. Firefighters and rescue people are suffering health issues from their efforts during 9/11, and the harsh impact on our souls from that tragic day still are painful and emotional. Our determination to say 'take that' needs to be tempered against healing from that day. We need a place to go, remember, and gain strength. Rebuilding the Twin Towers doesn't achieve that goal. Turning the site into a memorial and a place of renewal would be more beneficial.
The tragedy of 911 resonates throughout the city, but rebuilding the towers would be a waste of time, money and resources. The area where the towers once stood could easily be constructed into a "green" area. Creating a park or garden with a memorial in the center would help create a natural space for people to gather and reflect on the events of the past.
The Twin Towers is a monument now! It was made to be remembered. If we keep the monument, it will tell the world that we still remember the terrible tragedy that happened. There are many people who had lost their family in the terrorist attack, so why should we disrespect them by making another that will only show that we don't care about our past.
What would be the reason to rebuild the World Trade Center as it was? It would be a clumsy and inelegant memorial and little else. Architecture and design have evolved since the 1970's. A living city should always have new facets and contemporary buildings. Also, building materials, ideas of energy efficiency, technological infrastructure, and the types of spaces human beings require to carry on their business have changed. A design that was once cutting edge would only be awkwardly retro and irrelevant.
The site of the Twin Towers should be treated as a historical landmark like other battlefields and sites of important historical events. Also, the site is the location of the death of many people and turning it into a memorial to their memories and the bravery of rescuers who perished would be the least likely to offend the survivors and the family's that lost members in the event.
The Twin Towers should not be rebuilt. They were too iconic and what happened to them was too tragic to have them replicated again. It would also be too much of a target for future terrorists. Something should be rebuilt there for work and retail space, but it shouldn't be identical to what was lost.
The twin towers in New York should not be rebuilt simply because they make an attractive target for future terrorist attacks. The site of the original towers should be a monument to the individuals that lost their lives on 9/11, as well as the military personnel who dies in response to a threat on our national safety. The attack on the twin towers should serve as a lesson for future generations as a sign of our troubled times.
The towers were built as original skyscrapers and were the largest skyscrapers in the world. When they fell down, a huge loss was upon us all. They should make it a place for people to come and give their condolences to the families that were lost that day. And it was also a sign that we should be strong.
It is too late to rebuild the Twin Towers as they stood before their 9/11/2001 destruction. The 1,776 foot tall new One World Trade Center is under construction and, as of this writing, is about 65 stories tall, and the footprints of the original towers are being made into memorial pools. With this new building over half-finished, it is too late to change plans to reconstruct the original towers.