Photo by myself near the World Trade Center, at Vesey and Church Streets.
Loads of people wait to cross the street Wednesday morning, held back by police tape. When the light changes color, the police let go of the tape and everyone is allowed to cross.
Each time I've been on this block, there's been a large crowd waiting to cross. When it finally does, the scene is a couple hairs shy of a stampede.
Vesey Street is the main route to the PATH station, next to the World Trade Center site. The PATH trains run below the Hudson River between Manhattan and New Jersey.
In the background is the Freedom Tower, designed by Skidmore, Owings and Merrill. The tower will be 82 stories tall and should be completed by 2013. Parts of the glass facade are up, causing bright reflections.
For more information, see the Freedom Tower Wikipedia page which posts ongoing progress photos.
Related posts: Salvaged from the World Trade Center, Night View at the World Trade Center and A Work in Progress.