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Tuesday, April 16, 2013

The Freedom Tower, at Dusk

down sixth avenue, nyc
Photo by myself on Sixth Avenue around Perry Street, in the Village.

Looking South down Sixth Avenue, you get a clear view of the Freedom Tower, at One World Trade Center.

The exterior is nearly done, and the building is scheduled to open later this year. Designed by the architectural office Skidmore, Owings and Merrill, it will be the tallest building in the US, at 104 stories.

In the foreground is the canopy for the Village Vanguard, a well-known venue for live jazz.

At this writing, the bombings at the Boston Marathon finish line yesterday are still under investigation.

I grew up outside Boston and watched the marathon almost every year, since we lived a few streets away from the route. The race always marked Spring, and a welcome day off from school.

My thoughts are with New York's sister city. After hearing the news, I noticed that helicopters started circling Midtown. Boston is about five hours away by car.

Related posts: Remembrance at the World Trade Center Memorial, Remembrance at the World Trade Center, and At the Foot of the Freedom Tower.


Stefan Jansson said...

It was horrible to see the scenes from Boston yesterday. I hope they find whoever was responsible before anything else happens.

biebkriebels said...

A terrible attack at such a nice event. Feel so sorry for the american people.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I am so sorry to hear about what happened to your hometown Kitty. My heart goes out to you & yours.

Alice said...

It took me a while to track down all my friends at the Marathon, but I did finally and found them to all be alive and in singular piece . . . I wish it were singular PEACE.

The first went off right where I used to stand for the wheelchair racers coming in.


Banjo52 said...

I have no personal connection to Boston, but the tragedy is still difficult. If you're a runner or spectator there . . . the randomness of it!

So it's a good time for a photo of the Freedom Tower.