In "Build It and They Won't Come" at Opinion Journal, Daniel Henninger makes a persuasive case for honoring the spirit of the place at Ground Zero by leaving it mostly open:
Oh, they'll come for awhile, out of curiosity. But 20 years from now? 15? I don't think so. The Civil War has hallowed ground, as at Gettysburg. World War II has Pearl Harbor and the Arizona memorial. September 11 will have . . . an office complex and a shopping mall.
. . . Go ahead and build the torqued Freedom Tower in the corner. Let it soar 1,776 feet into the New York skyline, carrying up its glassy flue all the site's burning emotions. And let it stand alone. It should be the only big building inside the 16-acre space . . .