Twin Towers forever: Another fine addition to my collection of signs that still use their silhouette. Roll back on my feed or visit my Tumblr, theretrologist.com, for more examples. #wtc #nyc #logos #typography #sun #skyline #architecture

Twin Towers forever: Another fine addition to my collection of signs that still use their silhouette. Roll back on my feed or visit my Tumblr, theretrologist.com, for more examples. #wtc #nyc #logos #typography #sun #skyline #architecture

Lower Manhattan skyline silhouette at sunset. #architecture #skyline #nyc #wtc #worldtradecenter

Lower Manhattan skyline silhouette at sunset. #architecture #skyline #nyc #wtc #worldtradecenter

The Chrysler Building takes your breath away. Every time. #nyc #skyline #architecture #artdeco #tower

The Chrysler Building takes your breath away. Every time. #nyc #skyline #architecture #artdeco #tower

A beautiful image of the Twin Towers stands proud over the checkout aisles at a Met supermarket in Cobble Hill. #wtc #brooklyn #supermarket #icons #skyline #gotham #nyc

A beautiful image of the Twin Towers stands proud over the checkout aisles at a Met supermarket in Cobble Hill. #wtc #brooklyn #supermarket #icons #skyline #gotham #nyc

True native New Yorkers. #skyline #westside #manhattan #skyscrapers

True native New Yorkers. #skyline #westside #manhattan #skyscrapers

Towering icons of Gotham: The mighty Empire State Building, and the humble water tower. Both visible all around town. #esb #nyc #gotham #architecture #artdeco #sky #skyline

Towering icons of Gotham: The mighty Empire State Building, and the humble water tower. Both visible all around town. #esb #nyc #gotham #architecture #artdeco #sky #skyline

The Bryant Park skyline: The classy American Radiator Building glows next to the autumnally hued Empire State Building on this Thanksgiving 2012. I’m thankful this vista exists. #skyscrapers #skyline #architecture #thanksgiving

The Bryant Park skyline: The classy American Radiator Building glows next to the autumnally hued Empire State Building on this Thanksgiving 2012. I’m thankful this vista exists. #skyscrapers #skyline #architecture #thanksgiving

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

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

Tower power: The majesty of 1 World Trade Center

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