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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.

The Wed. morning Nov. 9th flight from KC to NY – Laguardia.

 

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Ten shots of the new Kauffman Center in Kansas City lit up on its opening night, Friday, September 16, and one shot at the end showing construction progress in November 2009.

A couple more shots from my visit to the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts construction site on Tuesday –

Above – looking southeast with the fisheye lens giving a view toward the Crossroads and Crown Center.

Below – facing the front of the building with a view inside the grand lobby, Brandmeyer Great Hall.

Fisheye lens view of the Kauffman Center's construction progress on April 19, 2011.

I had the chance to go in the Kauffman Center construction site again this afternoon and nabbed this fisheye view of the point as symmetrical as I could get with my tripod. Inside the glass is the grand lobby, to be known as the Brandmeyer Great Hall.

Kauffman Center Construction in Feb 2011

Back on Sunday February 27th at sunrise there was a good dose of fog all over the city. This is one of my Kauffman Center shots I took that morning.