01/16/2013 06:15 pm ET

'The Carrie Diaries' Sees No Twin Towers? Creator Talks World Trade Center Decision

When "The Carrie Diaries" aired on The CW on Monday night, viewers noticed one glaring omission from the '80s New York City skyline: the Twin Towers.

Although broadcasting a post-9/11 sky backdrop was seemingly unintentional, "Carrie Diaries" creator Amy B. Harris told the L.A. Times that it was decision they came to after a lot of thought.

"We didn't want to cause anybody hurt," Harris said. "If we caused one 16-year-old who lost a parent in September 11 any pain ... it would have made me feel terrible.

"I wouldn’t want anyone to think we’re trying to pretend something didn’t exist," she added. "Our show is about love and romance. It felt like the wrong place to acknowledge it."

Between inconsistencies in Carrie's backstory and diehard "Sex and the City" fans' insisting that no one can fill Sarah Jessica Parker's Manolo's, the "Carrie Diaries" criticism has already been flying.

But co-executive producer and "Carrie Diaries" and "Sex and the City" author Candace Bushnell told HuffPost TV she's prepared for the criticsm.

"For us it’s about making the best show that we can make. I think that that’s one’s contract with the audience, to make the very best product that you can make," she said. "That’s really all you can do. So, there are going to be some people where it’s not the show for them."

"The Carrie Diaries" airs on Mondays at 8 p.m. EST on The CW.