Since 1999, SkyscraperPage.com's forum has been one of the most active skyscraper enthusiast communities on the web. The global membership discusses development news and construction activity on projects from around the world, alongside discussions on urban design, architecture, transportation and many other topics. SkyscraperPage.com also features unique skyscraper diagrams, a database of construction activity, and publishes popular skyscraper posters.
No, times were different then. It was the 1970's, there were far less people here than there are now and people will just be pleased to see the new complex completed. They will be happy to see America more specifically Lower Manhattan getting back on its feet since 9/11/2001. The Twin Towers were rather large for their time because they topped the ESB after a 40 year reign and there were two of them. These new Towers symbolize the rebirth so everyone should be for that. After all, I've heard people all over NYC ask "What's taking it so long?"