I'm not sure how many locals felt huge affection for the WTC in the first place. Panero, on the other hand, cites a recent poll which showed 80% support for resurrecting the original structure:
No one liked Libeskind, no one liked his plans, but the collective sigh of all New Yorkers was that, well, whatever was going to happen, you knew it wouldn't be good.
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As groundbreaking on the Libeskind's "Freedom Tower" grounds out, it may just be that a popular movement is afoot to bring such a decision--yes, a popular vote--to a head on Ground Zero. Eggheads like Libeskind and politicians like Pataki rely on intimidation--intellectual intimidation against the popular will and political intimidation against amenable developers and celebrity support. But a popular referendum on Ground Zero could not be ignored. It should happen.