Another place I visited in NYC during my most recent trip to the city a couple of weeks ago was the World Trade Center. I must admit that find the new WTC complex a fascinating project. I remember the Twin Towers and the entire old WTC complex very well. As a kid growing up in northern NJ, about 15 miles away from Lower Manhattan, the old WTC defined the New York skyline for me as much as the Empire State Building. Later on in life I would pass by or through the WTC complex on a daily basis because I worked at several different places in lower Manhattan during the 90’s I passed through the old WTC complex hundreds of times because it was a major transit hub. Of course, I was saddened to see what happened to the WTC on 9/11, but I was confident that a new WTC would be built one day, one that would be even bigger and better than the original. It has been a long time in coming, but the new World Trade Center complex finally reached a major milestone with 1 WTC opening up for business a few weeks ago. The entire WTC complex remains a work progress, but things are really advancing now as major pieces are at or near completion. The opening of the nearby Fulton Street subway station a few weeks, after 10 years of construction, was another major milestone.
Here are a few pictures of the WTC from my most recent visit:
This is the view I had of 1 WTC as I emerged from the Fulton Street subway station.