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Reflections of One World Trade (Freedom Tower)

February 18, 2013

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Here are a couple of pictures of reflections of the new building being built to replace the old World Trade Center.  The reflection only is of One World Trade (formerly called the “Freedom Tower”).  (I’m glad they changed the name.)   The building that is doing the reflecting is another building (I think the new 4 World Trade) that is on the far side of the “Ground Zero” site.  The idea is that they are building around the “footprints” of the original Trade Towers.

At any rate, the only part of 1 World Trade reflected is the unfinished portion– the open floors and the cranes, which are on something like the 80th floor on up.  Presumably, the rest of the reflection is blocked by another building  – but it’s an odd sight, I think, to see the reflection cut off at such a straight line.

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PS – I realized this morning that the abrupt cut-off probably happens because there is a separate building just below the reflective one, which is also glass and reflective, but which is oriented differently so that its tiles are at a different angle (and does not reflect the same images.)  It is very difficult to see the second building in the sun, but in the shade, it’s very clear.  So, it’s the low, second building, that cuts off the reflection and not a higher one.  k.