If you go to www.wtc.com you can see artist renderings and models of the new Freedom Tower that is to be built near where the towers once stood. I have never been to New York City. I have only seen images of the World Trade Center in photographs and videos, before and after it was destroyed; so I don't feel that I have much say in the matter, but I really dislike this design! I don't know how the citizens of New York feel about it or even if they were considered in the final decision - but it is disappointing.
This model shows the new Twin Towers. They look very much like the originals but with thicker exterior beams.
The memorials here use some of the facade that has been saved from the original buildings. The curved wall is a memorial designed by a family member of a victim.
I guess the question I have to ask myself is: Is it better to recapture what has been, or move on with something entirely different? I personally lean toward rebuilding the Twin Towers - but it isn't my city and I don't know if it would just be a painful reminder.