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Rebuild or not to rebuild? (the Twin Towers in NYC). That is the question.

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Background and Context of Debate:

Symbolism: Would the reconstruction of Twin Towers send a positive message to the people?

Pro

  • Twin Towers were a symbol of peace and prosperity. Pentagon, hardly a symbol of peace, has been rebuilt. Twin towers weren't. The message that this sends to the public is hardly positive.
  • The fact that the Twin Towers weren't rebuilt is a symbol of defeat of the american way of life. Actually, the current status of WTC site is one big advertisement for the success of terrorism.
  • The facade of Twin Towers would be an excellent place for various peaceful artwork. The whole area of a facade could be partitioned to squares, which could hold either a decent collection of static pictures or - better yet - large digital screens, like those on the Times square. The best place for those advertisements would quite naturally be the places of impact of the aircrafts. Furthermore, the observation deck(s) on the rebuilt towers would imaginably become rather attractive location for various public gatherings.


Con

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Economics: Is the rebuilding of WTC economically possible?

Pro

  • The price of reconstruction would be like pool in a sea. The rebuilding of the WTC would cost only a fraction of the expenditures already spent on the War on terrorism, not to mention the cost of wasteful bailouts.


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Motions

  • THBT the Twin Towers should be rebuilt.
  • THBT the best memorial for the victims of 9/11 would be rebuilt Twin Towers, instead of two uglish pits.
  • THBT not only the American people should back the rebuilding of Twin Towers.

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