New York, you are a piece of art that literally takes my breath away. Each and every moment that I get to add my little footprints on the face of your vast, colorful canvas, I feel incredibly blessed to be alive. I am honored to have this opportunity to be a mere one of your millions of painters.
I could spend a lifetime staring at you, and still never understand a single thing. A work that melds the history and stories of so many, a picture that a million words could never begin to describe. Every face, every corner, every truth being so exquisitely unique and perplex in its own imperfect beauty.
It took me my lifetime to finally become a part of this dream. Becoming lost in you, becoming a “nobody” in the sea of everybody’s individual brush strokes, has allowed me to now feel sure of that “somebody” within me. Here are my raw thoughts, as I hope to add my brightest colors to your sometimes grey, concrete backdrops and sceneries. 💭💭💭
One World Trade Center (also known as 1 World Trade Center, 1 WTC, or Freedom Tower) is the main building of the rebuilt World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan, New York City. It is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, and the sixth-tallest in the world. The supertall structure has the same name as the North Tower of the original World Trade Center, which was destroyed in the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. The new skyscraper stands on the northwest corner of the 16-acre (6.5 ha) World Trade Center site, on the site of the original 6 World Trade Center. The building is bounded by West Street to the west, Vesey Street to the north, Fulton Street to the south, and Washington Street to the east.
The building's architect was David Childs, whose firm Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM) also designed the Burj Khalifa and the Willis Tower. The building opened on November 3, 2014; the One World Observatory opened on May 29, 2015.
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