Jeremy and I visited the observatory of One World Trade Center yesterday. The observatory’s boastful marketing line is “See Forever” – and on a clear, sunny afternoon, it’s hard to argue. Here’s Jeremy looking out on the Statue of Liberty, a tiny, distant figure in an expanse of sparkling water.
The elevator ride to the top is its own attraction. As you ascend, a computer-generated simulation fills the elevator walls, showing the historic evolution of Manhattan, from a pre-European green island, gradually building into the modern city . . . and all from the accurate perspective of the elevator’s location and quickly rising altitude. Really impressive.
We also wandered quietly around the 9-11 Memorial, brushing our hands against a few of the names inscribed in the black stone. It was a special day.