The Port Authority of New York and New Jersey has released new photos taken from the summit of 1 WTC, what will be the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. The tower's glazing has been nearly completed, as can be seen in the photo below, and the 42.2-ton spire, which will help the structure reach its symbolic 1,776 feet, is being prepared for installation. The shot above was taken from some 100 floors up, just over the future public observation deck where visitors will be able to take in uninterrupted views of Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and New Jersey. (Oh, and Staten Island, too.) Looking at onto Manhattan, you'll find the Woolworth Building and other nearby landmark structures that once stood proudly as the technological achievements of their day.
All photos: The Port Authority
[via WTC Progress]