Posts Tagged ‘worldtradecenter’

10-Year Timelapse Shows the Construction of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

The 9/11 Memorial Museum opens officially in two days. It is the final piece of the decade-long endeavor to memorialize the victims and location of what was the deadliest terrorist attacks to ever take place on American soil.

The above time-lapse, shared by EarthCam, documents the almost ten-year process, from October 2004 to May 2014, of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum being built.

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Incredible POV Footage of BASE Jumpers Launching Off the One World Trade Center

Getting to the top of the One World Trade Center is supposed to be impossible, or at the very least difficult, but it seems that’s not so. In a video released yesterday but shot back in September of 2013, three BASE jumpers show that they not only got up to the top… they managed to jump off with parachutes and get off scot-free until months later. Read more…

16-Year-Old Arrested After Sneaking Onto the Freedom Tower Roof to Take Pictures

A 16-year-old New Jersey kid is making headlines today after embarrassing the Port Authority, NYPD and private security this weekend for the sake of some rooftopping pictures that ultimately led to his arrest. Read more…

Behind the Scenes: Shooting a Panorama from the Top of the Freedom Tower

Last year, TIME teamed up with Portland-based software company GigaPan to create something special: a 360-degree panorama from the top of the Freedom Tower (aka. The One World Trade Center). The image was supposed to represent “the rebirth and healing of Lower Manhattan,” and above we have an inside look at how it came together. Read more…

Photo Series Focuses on the Expressions of Visitors at the WTC Site

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When most people visit the site of the World Trade Center Memorial and the new towers, they point their cameras at the buildings or the pools where the original towers once stood. But when photographer Keith Goldstein goes there, he turns his camera on the people. Read more…

Gorgeous Photo of NYC and the One World Trade Center Taken from an Airplane

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The rules might say to keep your electronics stowed during takeoff and landing, but sometimes, you just can’t help yourself. And even though we certainly don’t condone breaking FAA regulations, the above photograph is a prime example of one of those times when not being able to help yourself pays off.

Taken by photographer James Kastner, the snap beautifully captures the sun glinting off the One World Trade Center just as the glare on the harbor aligned with Liberty Island. It’s no wonder the shot has gone viral. Read more…

Time-Lapse Captures The Rise of the One World Trade Center Over the Past 9 Years

After recovering from the initial shock and devastation of September 11th in 2001, the city of New York began laying down plans to erect a new World Trade Center complex. A symbol of recovery and strength, the complex consists of 4 main buildings, the One, 2, 3 and 4 World Trade Centers.

It took many years of fits and starts, but the crown jewel of the new complex — the 1,776-foot One World Trade Center — is complete, and the time-lapse above shows what almost 9-years of construction has yielded. Read more…

A Photo of the One World Trade Center Poking Up Above Low Clouds

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This photograph shows the One World Trade Center poking up above clouds above New York City. Photographer Matthew Ziegler shot the photo last Monday from the seat of an airplane, sold it to the Associated Press, and then saw it appear in photo slideshows on news websites across the Web.
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The Idea is That People Should Look A Certain Way in the Face of Tragedy

During the 9/11 attacks in NYC, Magnum photographer Thomas Hoepker shot what is perhaps the most controversial image created that day: a photo that appears to show a group of young people casually enjoying themselves while the World Trade Center burns in the background. Hoepker kept the image under wraps for four years and then caused quite a stir after publishing it in a 2006 book. Columnist Frank Rich wrote in the New York Times that “The young people in Mr. Hoepker’s photo aren’t necessarily callous. They’re just American.”
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