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Freedom Tower

Freedom Tower
Note 1: With One World Observatory opening on May 29, 2015, the Freedom Tower at 1776 feet tall with 104 floors is the tallest building in the western hemisphere. It replaced the Twin Towers that were destroyed in a terrorist attack on September 11, 2001. Construction began April 27, 2006.


Under Construction, September 18, 2010


Under Construction


Under Construction, October 6, 2012


Under Construction, December 20, 2013


Views from One World Observatory


Autumn Colors

Note 2: For those who know about the New York Yankees-Boston Red Sox rivalry in baseball, the Freedom Tower was not exempt. Unlike 2008 when a rogue construction worker buried a Boston Red Sox (David Ortiz) jersey under concrete in the new Yankee Stadium when it was being built that required 2 1/2 feet of concrete to be broken so the jersey could be removed, someone scrawled on one of Freedom Tower's beams "Yankees 1." Even thought the Mets also play here in NY, the Yankees will always be New York's team and apparently enshrined in Freedom Tower. I did not notice this until today when I was going through my photos, otherwise I would have taken a separate shot of this beam. Still for trivia and folklore, I've included the photo I did take on September 18, 2010 of the east side of Freedom Tower in its early construction phase:


mrsiko, roeli bindels, Clémentine Sibille Hanin, Gerald (abraxas) and 163 other people have particularly liked this photo


192 comments - The latest ones
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Thierry and Ruth!
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
Heidiho
Heidiho
Strong symbol. Just now. New times, new meaning ...

Thank you, William, for such informative pictures.
Must be a great feeling to have a look from there.

Have a fine Sunday.
21 months ago.
Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet
WOWWWWWWW, William !! A wonderful series of fabulous pictures !!! The new tower is splendid, but we shall never forget the Twin Towers and this horrible tragedy.. Tomorrow will be the sad anniversary of the terrorist attacks in Paris, especially the Bataclan.Life goes on, but our heart keeps very heavy.
21 months ago.
William Sutherland has replied to Marie-claire Gallet
My condolences to you and everyone in France as this painful anniversary approaches. Nous Sommes Unis especially New Yorkers and Parisians because of our common bond as victims of unspeakable evil. Considering I put up photos of Freedom Tower, I might as well add the November 15, 2015 photos I took that expressed our solidarity with France during the 13 November terror attacks.

21 months ago.
Evangrek63
Evangrek63
awesome
21 months ago.
Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda
Remarquable,le temps évolue et l'architecture avec ++++++++
21 months ago.
* Didier 85 *
* Didier 85 *
Joli tableau William !!!
21 months ago.
Thomas Listl
Thomas Listl
nice composition!
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Heidiho, Marie-claire, Evangrek, Malik, Didier 85, and Thomas!
21 months ago.
Mariano
Mariano
Magníficas imágenes William. Buen fin de semana para ti !!. Mis saludos
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Mariano!
21 months ago.
Rita Guimaraes
Rita Guimaraes
Wonderful composition.
Love all them.
21 months ago.
Zulma
Zulma
Absolutely!!!!
21 months ago.
Don Sutherland
Don Sutherland
Outstanding photos and series.
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Rita, Zulma, and Don!
21 months ago.
Erika Akire
Erika Akire
...perfect collage...
21 months ago.
Proxar
Proxar
!!! excellent work
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Erika, Proxar, Philippe, Mixpix, and Peter!
21 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
In my opinion it's a rather ugly building, but the collage is beautiful, William, and the information great to have along with the photo.
21 months ago.
William Sutherland has replied to Ron Hanko
It took me a while to learn to appreciate and then love the Freedom Tower. I was heartbroken when the Twin Towers came down and desperately wanted them to be rebuilt and was in a sort of rejection when a design for a different building rather than new Twin Towers was accepted.
21 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Have a great weekend.
21 months ago.
Jeff Farley
Jeff Farley
A wonderful selection of images William.
21 months ago.
John FitzGerald
John FitzGerald
Excellent set, William. I particularly like how well the three views work together in the top one.
21 months ago.
.t.a.o.n.
.t.a.o.n.
great !
21 months ago.
beverleyplaya
beverleyplaya
exceptional images William that take us through ...
21 months ago.
Majka
Majka
A wonderful series of beautiful pictures !!
21 months ago.
My Awake Gottica (m.a.g)
My Awake Gottica (m.…
Freedom is a big responsability !!!
WONDERFUL photo !!! in fact, great series William.
21 months ago.
Pam J
Pam J
This is a breathtaking series of a tower I hope to see one day.

I have been a "skyscrapper" fanatic all my life.... and this is so beautiful

It is a beauty that respects and pays hommage to the grief from which it was born.
21 months ago.
William Sutherland has replied to Pam J
Hope you get the chance, Pam! It's a unique experience and the views are breathtaking! And if you do come, I recommend early in the morning before there's much of a crowd. By mid day the lines are quite long.
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Ron, Anemone, Jeff, John, T.A.O.N., James, Beverley, Majka, My Gottica, and Pam!
21 months ago.
Vonderwaterkant
Vonderwaterkant
Beeindruckendes Gebäude und Fotos hiervon!!!
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Kenny and Vonderwaterkant!
21 months ago.
Claudia G
Claudia G
Belles images impressionnantes !
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Claudia!
21 months ago.
Larry Drummond
Larry Drummond
Absolutely brilliant series!
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Larry!
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Pierre!
21 months ago.
Zsuzsa
Zsuzsa
Fantastic series and tribute William
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Zsuzsa!
21 months ago.
Dave Linscheid
Dave Linscheid
Great story and great collage, William.
21 months ago.
Danielle
Danielle
Magnifiquement présenté…..Félicitations !!!
21 months ago.
Fogline
Fogline
excellent comp
21 months ago.
Esther
Esther
A superb series of photos.
21 months ago.
Caujolle André
Caujolle André
Magnifiques Photos.
21 months ago.
Katja
Katja
Passt zu New York... aber die Skyline wird nie wieder
die gleiche sein...
21 months ago.
William Sutherland has replied to Katja
The NYC skyline won't be the same, but I hope it serves as a big middle finger and FU to ISIS, al-Qaeda and other terrorists that want to crush individuality and human rights and impose their dark ideology of evil on the world.

p.s. The Empire State Building is again the 3rd tallest building in NYC thanks to Freedom Tower (1776 feet) and the newly built 432 Park Avenue Condo complex that stands at 1550 feet. The World Trade Centers stood at 1368 and 1362 feet so despite the terrorist efforts, NYC now stands bigger and taller than ever. :)
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
Ewald
Ewald
Wunderbare Bilder und eine tolle Erklärung!!!***********
21 months ago.
Ewald
Ewald
Schönen Sonntag!!!
21 months ago.
Diana Australis
Diana Australis
Very very interesting, William. THank you
21 months ago.
Rainer D - Nous Sommes Unis
Rainer D - Nous Somm…
Thanks for sharing !!
21 months ago.
Nicolas Mertens
Nicolas Mertens
Splendid work!
21 months ago.
Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen
Wonderful collage (and series).
Congrats on Explore.
21 months ago.
bluehazyjunem
bluehazyjunem
Amazing collage.
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you everybody!
21 months ago.
Rafael
Rafael
Una bella composición urbana !
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Rafael!
21 months ago.
PGARCIA
PGARCIA
Magnífica serie...gran trabajo.!!!
21 months ago.
Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra
great serie, very interesting
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you PGarcia and Trudy!
21 months ago.
Cécile2016
Cécile2016
Splendid series of pictures. Fantastic work !
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Cecile!
21 months ago.
Jan Hemels
Jan Hemels
Fantastic composition !!
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Jan!
21 months ago.
Belleuse
Belleuse
Great showing !
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Belleuse!
21 months ago.
Auggie W
Auggie W
Very good and interesting. I last visited NY in the fall of 2014, when the structure of the building was completed but before it opened. Cheers,
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Auggie!
21 months ago.
Martine
Martine
Des collages superbes.
21 months ago.
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
Wonderful et very interesting serie !
LOVE the first one more especially. What a great job ! *******
21 months ago.
William Sutherland has replied to Christiane ♥.•*¨`*•✿
In the main/top photo collage, I love how it looks like your on a giant space ship when looking down upon the city!
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Christine, Pierre, Roseha, and Christiane!
21 months ago.
garcia sete
garcia sete
Magnificent report :)
saludos, sete
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Sete!
21 months ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Terrific series of shots and great info William.
21 months ago.
Régine Daenens
Régine Daenens
Une série magnifique.
Un reportage.
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Roger, Regine, and Youngerthanyesterday!
21 months ago.
Thérèse
Thérèse
Exceptionnelles photographies
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Therese!
21 months ago.
Cheryl Kelly (cher12861 on flickr)
Cheryl Kelly (cher12…
Wow! Fantastic!
21 months ago.
Nora Caracci VERY BUSY
Nora Caracci VERY BU…
the first collage has a genial blue dominance, greatly composed too !
powerful views from the tower and very interesting, complete, reportage, so many superb shots!
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Cheryl and Nora!
21 months ago.
Tess Mc Kenna
Tess Mc Kenna
Wonderful series of Photos here. Well done William Regards Tess
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Tess!
21 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Thank you for sharing your beautiful capture with us.

Stunning Shots on Black
21 months ago.
Helena Ferreira
Helena Ferreira
Stunning!!
21 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Your beautiful capture is greatly admired

Historical & Architectural Gems
21 months ago.
Pom.Angers
Pom.Angers
great :)
21 months ago.
Dida From Augsburg
Dida From Augsburg
Great series!
21 months ago.
Ferret Josiane
Ferret Josiane
jolie série de photos
21 months ago.
Ulrich John
Ulrich John
Great Series ! Wow !
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you June, Helena, Pom, Les, Dida, Ferret, and Ulrich!
21 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
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21 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Gegenlicht - Backlight - Retroilluminato
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21 months ago.
Ron Hanko
Ron Hanko
Skyscrapers - Hochhäuser
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21 months ago.
Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase
Outstanding photos !**********
21 months ago.
Eve
Eve
Nous n'oublierons jamais le 11 septembre, je me souviens de cet instant, j'étais à mon bureau lors de l'annonce horrible et nous resterons marqués à jamais aussi pour les attentats de Paris, Nice et Saint Etienne du Rouvray pour tous ces crimes de fanatiques.

Belle série et merci du partage
Bonne journée William
21 months ago. Edited 21 months ago.
Farlang
Farlang
Eine reizvolle Aussicht.
21 months ago.
William Sutherland
William Sutherland
Thank you Ron, Jadviga, Eve, and Farlang!
21 months ago.