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World Trade Center Tower 1, or Freedom Tower, is the centerpiece building of the new World Trade Center complex currently planned for Lower Manhattan. The tower will be located in the northwest corner of the 16-acre (65,000 m²) World Trade Center site, bounded by Vesey Street, West Street, Washington Street and Fulton Street   40.713° N 74.0135° W. Construction on below-grade utility relocations, footings, and foundations for Freedom Tower began on April 27, 2006. As of December 19, 2006, the first steel columns are being installed at the building's foundation. Three other high rises are planned for the site along Greenwich Street, plus a residential tower that will surround the World Trade Center Memorial that is currently also under construction, and a museum.
Originally posted by SteveR
I think rebuilding them exactly as they were would be a perfect act of defiance.
Originally posted by Boatphone
Why to the people in power not want to rebuild the Twin Towers?
The Silverstein Insurance Trial- The estimated cost of building the entire site in whatever shape or form has been estimated as exceeding $9 billion, with some estimates going up to $12 billion or more The insurance trial was clearly a result of Larry Silverstein’s determination to rebuild all 11 million sq. ft. of office space, as he’s obliged to do so under a lease he signed with the Port Authority two months before the 9-11 attacks. He shot himself in the foot to some extent when he announced in January 2003 that he would not allow any building taller than 70 floors.
At the same time he fought bitterly over a second $3.5 billion payment he wanted from his insurance policyholders to rebuild the WTC. He is entitled to a minimum of $3.4 billion to rebuild the site, but he wanted to double that amount to 6.8 billion, saying that the Twin Towers were two different entities. The extra $3.5 billion was owned by as many as 25 insurance companies, the largest of which was Swiss Re ($860 million).