My second day in New York City began with a train ride from Brooklyn to Manhattan on the D line, exiting near City Hall, with a loose itinerary of walking to the One World Trade Center — Little Italy — Chinatown — then taking a train up to Rockefeller Center – St. Patrick’s Cathedral – Central Park.
This is what I saw on the way to the One World Trade Center. Flower pots overflowing with beautiful tulips and a small cafe…
More tulips and architecture. The red thing at the end is some type of art installation…
This was one of my favorite buildings in New York City…
More fascinating architecture…
A small park…
And we’ve arrived…to the new One World Trade Center. Construction is estimated to be complete this year. It will stand 1,776 feet, with 104 floors, and will be 408 feet taller than the twin towers.
It will be taller than Chicago’s 1,451-foot Willis Tower (formerly Sears Tower), and the third tallest building in the world.
The world’s tallest building is the Burj Khalifa in Dubai, at 2,717 feet.
Come with me to Little Italy and Chinatown tomorrow!
- ‘Tallest’ building in the West? Symbolic One World Trade Center aspires with spire (nbcnews.com)
- Weather Scuppers One World Trade Center’s Tallest Building Bid (contactmusic.com)
- One World Trade Center Completion: Final Spire Postponed Due to Weather (latinospost.com)
- One World Trade Center To Become Tallest Building In Western Hemisphere (newyork.cbslocal.com)
- Last pieces of One World Trade Center spire are rising (foxnews.com)
- Weather Foils One World Trade Center’s Plans to Become Tallest Building in Western Hemisphere Today (inhabitat.com)
- Last Pieces of 1 World Trade Center Are… – ABC News (abcnews.go.com)
- One World Trade Center on the verge of reaching new heights (pix11.com)
- 1 World Trade Center to top out Monday as tallest building in hemisphere – CNN International (edition.cnn.com)
- Delivery of top section set for 1 World Trade Center (cnn.com)
I like the building with its different depths as the lighter color is outer and more pronounced while the shadowed parts were like deep alcoves running down several floors. All your photos were pretty or interesting but liked the pink tulips and the NY sidewalk cafe! 🙂 cafe
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Thanks for taking time to look through them Robin!
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Stunning shots! The new One World Trade Center looks majestic.
Thanks very much!!
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Just as I remenber it… so beautiful these pink tulips (remember me of Holland’s landscape).
One day I shall decide to take there the kids, the big Apple is a kin of must-see-before-you-die…
Have a lovely sunday :-)claudine
Yes…that’s why I went! Happy Sunday!!
I visited NYC with a friend in May of 2001. He wanted to take me to the Twin Towers, but I was tired from being dragged all over Manhattan, so I opted just to look at the buildings from afar. Strange, though, as we got closer, I developed an awful feeling, just looking at them. I passed it off at the time to my reaction from lunch at a nearby Indian restaurant.
I believe in occurrences like that. We all have those inner feelings if we learn to listen.
Those buildings are nice to look at but I wouldn’t want to take the elevator up there. I’m not crazy about heights, never mind extreme heights!
There’s a way to get over the fear of heights. You can make yourself gradually go higher and higher over the course of a few weeks/months. 🙂
If I lived in a city that would be a worthwhile project.
Just got home from work and this was making my dinner taste better…..Just awesome photos! Breathtaking!!!
Thank you so much!!
I love the shots of the tulips. Beautiful! Lisa 🙂
This post had me in tears, because what happen on 11/9 and because I’m a bit connected to the date because of my birthday and because it’s also the reason why I will go back to NYC this year.
My favorite shot is the one with the arch with all the tulips – beautiful shot and all your posts has showed a new side of the city.
I’m sorry it made you sad…but happy you enjoyed the photos!
You didn’t make me sad – I made myself emotional.
You have given me a new appreciation for my own city. You have made me remember why I liked living here in the first place. Thank you. Your photos are awesome!
That’s so nice…thanks!!
That shot of all the tulips through the tunnel looks like the tulips were painted by an artist. Beautiful!
Thanks Michelle…I thought they looked pretty crisp and pretty too!