Friday, October 24, 2014


Screenshot by Stephen Wilkes for TIME.
TIME shares the view from One World Trade Center
Posted on March 6, 2014 at 11:52 a.m.

TIME Magazine's cover story this week shares with the world how the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere was built and shows a spectacular interactive panoramic view from the top of One World Trade Center.

If you are afraid of heights this wouldn't be the job for you. Some 10,000 iron workers built the 104 story structure over a 12 year span. The TIME photographers working on the story had to go where the workers were so they were hitched up to safety gear and put right out there high above Manhattan. 

Another interesting part of the TIME coverage is the video showing the making of the panoramic photo. The video details the extreme technical planning and logistics that go into a "one and done" assignment. Long before a camera was even picked up the approval for the project had to be obtained. That is no small feat I am sure. The commitment and involvement of the photographers and the magazine overall is commendable. 

I hope you enjoy the view as much as I did.