I am not sure that I will be able to get a poem up today due to the press of life’s obligations and my own fogginess.   While I sort that out, here’s a photo (from last night) of the building that is being built at the old World Trade Center site (“Ground Zero.”)  This was originally called the Freedom Tower, now is called One World Trade Center.  Upon completion (some time later this year),  it will have 104 floors and will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.  It is already (since April 2012) the tallest building in NYC.

Oddly, it doesn’t actually look that tall, even without the fog.

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13 Comments on “Foggy”

  1. brian miller Says:

    that is a pretty cool angle…and the fog def makes it look like it disappears into the clouds…

  2. Jamie Dedes Says:

    Great shot. Thanks for posting it.

  3. Joseph Hesch Says:

    Darkness and fog remove the context and scale from the building. I guess they do that to everything! Thanks for another flash of inspiration, Karin. 🙂

  4. David King Says:

    Breath taking, and I approve the change of name!
    Life and you must come first. Posting comes well down the list.

  5. Mary Says:

    That is an amazing photo, Karin!

  6. Cool photo. I lived in NYC for a time and then visited my sis-in-law often. I have mixed feelings about building 104 stories on that site but it became about making a big! statement.

    • ManicDdaily Says:

      Yes. Well, I think it was also about real estate values. The lessor of the space – with 99 year lease- pushed very hard for the rebuilding. They have avoided the “foot prints” of the original building so the new building is really just at the very edge of the site, and is much smaller. I, too, thought it should be a park, but much of the site will be a park. (I haven’t visited though I walk by it every day.) k.

  7. Sheila Says:

    thanks for sharing the photo. neat to see and think about. hope your fogginess dissipates soon. (hoping mine does too.)

  8. […] I posted a picture taken of One World Trade Center, the replacement for the old World Trade Towers, taken at night in fog and looking very foreshortened. I thought people might find it interesting to see the building from […]

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