For the past eight years I have been a mentor in the ACE Mentor program. The program is an weekly after school activity that exposes high school students to the Architecture, Construction and Engineering industry. Every September my Company buys a ticket for me to attend the kickoff cocktail party fundraiser. The event is held in a newly constructed building or space. Past years have been at John Jay College's newest building, the Hearst Tower, The New York Times building and Lincoln Center. This year’s event topped them all, literally. It was held on the 68th Floor of 4 World Trade Center. Although the building is not occupied yet, the building is mostly done except for interior fit outs. Needless to say, on a beautiful September night, I have many more than five photos to share with you.
When I walked out of the elevators, I was looking at the southern view. Every corner I turned the view got better and better.
The floor was completely open, just the core and expansive views for 360 degrees. First up, a view of the Freedom Tower 1WTC. Have been seeing 1WTC go up for years, but it's a whole different perspective when you look at it from the middle of it's height.
Next, is a panorama view looking northwest.
Night time view looking north.
Here I took essentially the same picture before and after sunset of the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges.
A Shariously great event! Maybe next year in 1WTC?