Do you believe the World Trade Center should be rebuilt in Lower Manhattan?
“That area where the WTC was absolutely should be redeveloped. I don't believe that the twin towers should be developed as they were. They were a product of a different time. It should be rebuilt with a more conservative approach to height — four to five buildings on the site, each about 50 stories high. It should also include a very serious memorial to remind us and generations to come what happened. I think that's what it should be and what it will be.”
— Steve Siegel, president of Insignia/ESG, New York
“We have a moral obligation to rebuild the World Trade Center as a tribute to those who lost their lives. If anyone can lead the redevelopment initiatives, it is [developer] Larry Silverstein. Mr. Silverstein will see to it that the highest quality, most secure office space will be built to house the businesses of the 21st century at this site.”
— Bruce Mosler, president of U.S. operations, Cushman & Wakefield, New York
“There does need to be a rebuilding of Downtown — 10 or 12 million sq. ft. needs to come into the Downtown market. But to build a building with no subsidies in Manhattan, tenants will have to pay $75 per sq. ft., and I don't think they're willing to do that Downtown. Absent all of that, there's no question that something needs to be built Downtown, a monumental facility that will never let us forget what happened.”
— James Kuhn, president, Newmark & Co. Real Estate, New York