Having just left the National September 11th Memorial and Museum, I have to say the transition from past to future felt seamless. The exhibits you view while waiting in line and the video screens the elevator focus on the workers who built the new building and the feeling of accomplishment they have in participating in it’s construction.
And those workers did a hell of a job. One World Trade is the most advanced skyscraper in the world, not just by security standards, but by sustainability standards as well.
If the view doesn’t tell you you’re in the second tallest building in the Western Hemisphere (Toronto’s CN Tower takes that crown by 39 feet), the shadows should. That sucker stretches all the way across Manhattan and into Brooklyn.
But hey, we’re all here for the view. So, without further ado:
Selfies; selfies everywhere.
I wanted to take a last look at the building since this was the only time I planned on being in lower Manhattan on this trip – I was struck by what I saw.
In reflection only, the twin towers live on.
Visiting the One World Observatory
As with most popular attractions, book online ahead of time. They offer standard and VIP access (which just means you can skip the line). We didn’t go VIP and found the line to be fairly quick.