NEW YORK | One World Trade Center | 1,776 FT (spire) / 1,368 FT (parapet) | 104 FLOORS


I wonder when will the communication rings will be filled in with broadcasting tenants and when the last little section of the podium on the east side will finally be cladded.


So, progress on the cleaning of WTC’s glass. That’s good. They still have a way to go tho.


I think it’s amazing that Crain’s article about Manhattan’s storm protection system (linked from YIMBY today), features a picture of Manhattan without One World Trade Center…

The Skyline has changed so much since that picture was taken, it’s practically a different city now.


For you guys who live or will visit New York City this week, if you want to go up to One WTC again to take photos from there or of the rising 3 WTC, the tickets will be for free on May 24th, but only between 9 am and 11:30 am!
I hope this news was worth to post here for all of you “great skyline photographers and watchers”, and if you knew already, that’s okay. I just wanted to make sure though. ^^

“Tickets are usually $32 for adults, but on May 24 you can enjoy sweeping views from atop the city’s highest tower for free between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.”


I will be taking some of the pics you speak of in late june


Credit: NYTimes


Fantastic Photos!! :slight_smile:


This is perhaps the biggest ‘fuck you’ I’ve ever seen: The new WTC, standing at 1776ft, bathed in LGBT colors.

One World Trade Center Lit in Honor of Orlando Victims by governorandrewcuomo, en Flickr



why don’t they finish washing this thing??



Taken on February 8, 2016


Taken on May 4, 2016


Credit: Michael Lee


Well, at night this tower really looks good … sometimes. :smile:

I LOVE CLOUDS by Brandon Taoka, on Flickr


Can’t wait for Christmas. The spire will be a giant steel candy cane.

I find that 1 WTC looks best, IMO, during the early mornings. When you get that rising sun just radiating from that glass. That and 4 WTC. Its also nice when there is a haze or if its foggy and only the top portion of it is exposed from the distance. Looks as if its floating on a cloud.


That is a fantastic shot!


Shots like those make the antenna look bad.


This is so cool and incredible!
This Lego NYC is beautiful! :smile:

LEGOLAND® California Resort Officially Unveils Tallest Lego® Building in the United States in Time for Independence Day!


Some Extra info and shots:

Just in time for the Independence Day weekend, Legoland is showing off an extensive remodel of its New York miniland, dominated by a towering replica of Manhattan’s One World Trade Center.

At 26 feet tall and more than 250,000 Lego bricks, the skyscraper is the tallest Lego model in the U.S. (A 60-foot-tall replica of the 160-story Burj Khalifa skyscraper in Dubai is awaiting the opening of Legoland Dubai this October.) It alone took eight master model builders more than 1,200 hours to build the trade center replica.

Unveiled on Thursday, the tower is part of a whole new section of the miniland devoted to replicating the feel and look of the memorial in lower Manhattan created to honor the thousands killed in the terror attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. The memorial’s twin reflecting pools, the grove of memorial trees, World Trade Center Transportation Hub and even the museum building are all represented in the renovated miniland.

Legoland’s master builders even created a tower viewer fashioned from Lego bricks that allows individuals to get a birds-eye view of the Manhattan tableau from atop the World Trade Center Lego tower.