I think it probably had more to do with tourist going to visit the spot.
I think so too, but did they tear down the Watergate facility?
I totally agree with removing the physical structures involved with huge terrorist events like the federal building in Oklahoma and the Sandy Hook school.
But, just because it reminds people of what a piece of shite some politician is, why remove it?
It was removed because of tourists all right - but it was to keep them from thinking how pathetic Ted Kennedy is as a man.
Why - some opponent may even give a speech from there!!!! - cannot allow reality to be part of a political campaign.