I wanted to get some aerial shots of the new One World Trade Center tower in New York before they top it off and finish cladding it with glass. I had a little time and (barely) enough money to go this past week. These aerials were taken on the afternoon of Thursday November 10th a day after I arrived. I figure it should make at least some business sense to get progress shots of a construction project of this magnitude.
The September 11th Memorial, as I understand it, as accessible if you call ahead and schedule a visit – I think. I didn’t have a lot of time while there to investigate every detail. I took a little over 500 shots while in the helicopter above Lower Manhattan, and on Sunday when I got back to Kansas City and got the pics onto the computer, chopped that down to 100 or so, with still some more selection to do and some editing to do on a few additional ones.
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I went by the Kauffman Center again on Friday the 24th in the afternoon for a little while. One thing I haven’t done before is take out my telephoto lens and point it far across the large Brandmeyer Great Hall lobby area toward the internal cabling and skeletal structuring with glass.
A couple more shots from April 3, 2011 in Philadelphia, PA –
Above: Rowhouses in Philadelphia’s Society Hill area.
Below: In the pedestrian walk-through area of Philadelphia’s City Hall building in Center City.