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One World Trade Center - Freedom Tower - under construction | by anadelmann
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One World Trade Center - Freedom Tower - under construction

A couple of months ago my father took a wonderful picture of the growing One World Trade Center (Freedom Tower) from this extraordinary viewing place in the World Financial Center with some silhouetted people watching the construction site. On my last visit I tried to get something similar but as it was quite late already I got the evening light shining through World Financial Center's giant Winter Garden illuminating these watchers. Although it wasn't what I was initially looking for I do like the result. Hope you like it too.


Have a wonderful week, Everyone!


1 World Trade Center, formerly known as the Freedom Tower, is the main building of the new World Trade Center under construction in Lower Manhattan in New York City, USA. The tower will be located in the northwest corner of the 16-acre (65,000 m²) World Trade Center site. Construction on below-ground utility relocations, footings, and foundations for the 1,776-foot (541 m) building began on April 27, 2006. On December 19, 2006, the first steel columns were installed in the building's foundation. On March 26, 2009, the Port Authority said that the building will be known as 'One World Trade Center', replacing its former moniker of 'Freedom Tower'. The chairman of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has stated that "One World Trade Center" is the name "that we're using" and that the name is the "easiest for people to identify with".


It is projected that the building's topping out will occur in 2011. The building is projected to be ready for occupancy at some point in 2013.

(from wikipedia)

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Taken on May 30, 2009