The spire/antenna thing is becoming rendundant now..I didn't like the decision either, but there's nothing we can do about it so we just have to accept it. One World Trade Center will be a great building for New York and the skyline, and a big attraction. It is basically a replacement of one of the Twin Towers because it is the exact same roof height. So basically we are picking up where we left off before 9/11. If they had wanted to avoid the spire/antenna controversy they could have just made its roof height 1776 feet or whatever. But that didn't happen, the building will be 1368/1374 feet and thats pretty much that.
Like Roadcruiser said, where is it written in stone that the tallest building in New York has to be at the World Trade Center? Soon 432 Park will be taller by roof height than 1WTC anyway. One World Trade Center will be a big focal point and fill a big void in the skyline, and reclaim the height of the Twin Towers. Lastly, if you think about it historically, since 1WTC will be the SAME height as the old Twin Towers, (which were indeed the tallest in the world briefly in the early 70s) you can basically say that 1WTC was the tallest in the world too at one point, since it's height is the same as the Twins..The World Trade Center is not the only supertall game in town anymore however, which is a good thing for the skyline.