I woke up with this fabulous view not long ago, in March! I was in a hotel in downtown New York City, accompanying my husband on a business trip. We were scheduled to land in the late afternoon, but our flight was delayed eight hours because of mechanical problems with our plane, and by the time we finally arrived in Manhattan and checked in, it was dark outside our room. To pull back the curtains in the morning to see this view of the new One World Trade Center was such a exciting surprise!
As you can see in this closeup photo of One World Trade Center, the outside construction elevator is still in use, and there is still some construction going on. The 104 story building, stands a symbolic 1,776 feet in it entirety, and is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and will feature a grand lobby and observation deck with unparalleled views. As of now, the building has been pre-leased 55% to future tenants.
A closeup of the 408 foot spire on top! Be sure to click on this photo, as well as others in this post to enlarge them to see all the detail.
A close up of the construction elevator and a window washer outside the building.
A view at street level, from Vesey Street.
I loved this photo, that include the spire of St. Paul's Chapel. It earned the title "The Little Church That Stood" after 9-11. You can see more about it and read it's story on a post I wrote on this link.
The tower is easily seen from many different areas of downtown Manhattan, and northern Brooklyn. It is an imposing sight on the New York City skyline. Will it win the hearts of New Yorkers, and visitors to the city, as the prior Twin Towers did?
That remains to be seen, but to me it definitely is a beacon of hope and rebuilding after the tragic events of 9-11.
To read a very inspiring story about the rebuilding of One World Trade Center, and to see a fantastic panoramic photo of the city taken from one of the rings of the spire, check out this article in Time Magazine at this link.
I also visited New York City again last week, so between these two trips back to my hometown I have much to share in future posts. Join me next time as I'll show you a fun Faberge Easter Egg Hunt that happened all over Manhattan before the Easter holiday. The Egg Hunt culminated at Rockefeller Center in Manhattan, when I was in NY this last trip, and I took lots of photos. You'll be amazed by how differently giant eggs can be decorated by various artists and designers!
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