I don’t particularly like calling it “1 World Trade Center” — seems disrespectful, at least — but I’m very happy to see that we didn’t end up calling it the “Freedom Tower”.
I strongly dislike the Bush-era branding of the motivations behind the September 11th attacks, and the subsequent branding of the wars that we entered, as somehow being about “freedom”, anyone “hating freedom”, or us “defending freedom”. It was a cheap political trick, and I’d hate to endure any more of the Bush-era wreckage than absolutely necessary.
Calling it the Freedom Tower simply invoked the connotation of that cheap political trick. That’s simply not a respectable way to remember our tragedy and rebuild from its destruction.