On Top of the World

On Saturday, my friend Luc and I went to the top of One World Trade Center to the One World Observatory. The entire experience was thrilling. The elevators going up to the top include screens on three sides that illustrate the New York City landscape from the dinosaurs all the way until today. As you ascend into the sky, the landscape comes closer to the present, and transitions from 1900 to 2016 slowly. It was a great way to connect the history of the place prior to viewing the skyline, knowing the transformation its taken over hundreds of years.

From a photographer’s point of view, it was challenging taking photos behind the glass walls – there is a bad glare and the lighting was a bit harsh. However, it was thrilling to see from Manhattan 100 stories in the sky. Since One World Trade Center is the largest building in lower Manhattan, it was like being on top of the world.

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