The Top of America – One World Trade Center

As someone who has lived in downtown NYC (Tribeca) for a number of years, the completion of One World Trade has been a long time coming. I’ve watched it rise from a hole in the ground to towering 1,776 feet above Manhattan with a spire featuring 288 50-watt LED modules that produce 288,000 lumens of light, enabling it to be visible up to 50 miles on a clear night.

But like most New Yorkers, I haven’t been in it let alone to the top to take in the view.

Using technology from Portland startup GigaPan, Time photographers took this rather amazing photo from the very top of the tower’s spire. Click through to the interactive version and you can zoom and pan around the city in beautiful high resolution.

Read more over on Time.

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