In 2007, The Chrysler Building was pushed down into the status of third tallest in NYC by the building visible all the way down 42nd Street, the Bank of America Tower. Of course, 1 WTC means Chrysler is now fourth, tied with The New York Times Tower. Now you know. #nyc #skyscrapers #skyline #manhattan #architecture
Readers of The Retrologist know I have a great affinity for 1 World Trade Center. I’ve been casually chronicling its rise since 2009, as you can see in this post that went up on the day the tower became New York’s tallest, a day of immense symbolism, and for many, considerable emotion.
The glass tower, which tapers gracefully as it rises, offer many visual surprises, and the other day, emerging from 3 World Financial Center, I looked up and was greeted with this view.
I felt humbled and very proud of this testament to New York’s resilience. This is perhaps my favorite vista of the tower. There’s just a majesty to it that leaves you very impressed.
Text and photo: Rolando Pujol