Capitalism is what NY is about. It's what America is about.
If I was given two choices:
1) a restored, empty twin towers.
2) 8 60-80 story towers filled to the brim with hundreds of thousands of wall street brokers driving America.
I would pick the second in a heartbeat.
Of course, two twin towers, or a Freedom Tower with all those brokers churning away would be the best. But let's be realistic. CEO Bob doesn't care. His company sluaughters children in Africa, why would he care about the building he's in?
Sometimes, you have to take a stand on some things and comprimse on others. If the tax revenues from that mediocre 60 story corporate office tower help a child in Bed-Stuy go to a better school, then I frankly couldn't give a shit. Some things are more importiant that buildings.....