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Every so often I shoot a picture of the World Trade Center’s Tower 1. This time I decided to put the latest picture I took side by side with one of the earliest pictures I took of the tower just peeking out above ground…
So here is the side by side comparison. In about a year and a half the tower has grown tremendously and the picture on the right is the first picture I’ve gotten where the first 6 stories of glass have been installed. I believe a big chuck of the stories underneath with be blast proof concrete and may not have windows.
After dumping all my photo’s from my camera, this was probably my favorite shot of the weekend. I think by the end of the year the Freedom Tower will be seen from the Brooklyn Bridge just peeking out from the surrounding skyline. Here you may be able to see it is almost at the same height as the surrounding buildings.
I will periodically get pictures as I go into Manhattan but there is also a live webcam at http://www.earthcam.com. This was taken 11/20/10.
I recently stumbled across these works of art that are completely made up of cans of donated food. All these structures were done by Canstruction.org, an organization that is fighting hunger. These structures were strategically placed all over the World Trade Center Mall area and I thought it was an entertaining way to develop awareness of a growing problem.
This is not just an organization that is asking for food donations, they are out engaging the public through can’s that are moonlighting as art. :)
You can visit them online at Canstruction.org to locate were they will be having future showings, get an idea of what they are doing and to donate food if you can because not everyone will celebrate the holidays with an abundance of food.
I’ve had the opportunity to watch the new Freedom Tower continue to go up this summer and these are some of the clips from different vantage points from around the World Trade Center. Continue Reading →