I made my first trip back to the WTC site after many months. The date was 9/11/15 when I photographed the WTC site for my submission to e-Oculus, the e publication of the American Institute of Architects, the Metro Manhattan chapter.
Last year at this time we photographed the completed Visitors Center with its magnificent encapsulation of the basin and the actual slurry wall. This year I viewed the newly opened Observation Deck in WTC – 1 on the fourteenth anniversary of the tragic event.
I went to the Observation Deck (a little bit pricey at $32 per viewing, $30 for seniors) with my good friend and my “go to guy for web design”, Edward Ferry III. While we ascended, there was the video show as we reached the top. At different levels we saw a simulation of how Manhattan looked years ago. When we arrived on top we saw a simulation of the view on the 100th floor and then the dramatic live view.
When you go yourself, you may want to get an elevator that’s not too crowded to photograph some of the simulated “time capsule” views as you ascend. We also decided to pick a 7:15 PM time slot for that dramatic shot at dusk. We were somewhat successful , however, we had to contend with the ambient light from the giftshop and some other areas.
To those who read my blog, I am interested in your experiences at the WTC especially if you have gone up to the observation deck. Please comment (leave reply link above) and feel free to click on the Share Buttons above as well to share this post with your friends.
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