Picture of the Day: Airplane View of One World Trade Center
AIRPLANE VIEW OF
ONE WORLD TRADE CENTER
In this outstanding capture by James Kastner, we see the famous Manhattan skyline, with the now-completed One World Trade Center towering over everything. The photograph was taken from an airplane window as James traveled from Newark to Miami. The image was posted by Kastner to Reddit where it has been viewed almost 175,000 times.
The photo is also part of Kastner’s ongoing photo series entitled Life After 10,000, a daily photo project Kastner began after reaching 10,000 days of age (or 27.38 years). This photo was day 10,602 (he’s current on day 10,615).
At 1,776 feet tall, the 104-story One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the fourth tallest skyscraper in the world by pinnacle height. The symbolic 1,776 ft height is in reference to the year of the United States Declaration of Independence. In the foreground you can also see New Jersey’s skyline, which is still impressive despite being dwarfed by New York’s.