World Trade Center, views from Room 5109, Millennium Hilton, Lower Manhattan
(7 photos) Standing on the site of the former World Trade Center, Freedom Tower (now called One World Trade Center) soars 1,776 feet above New York City. Today, it is America’s tallest building.
The views of 1WTC that my husband and I had from our room were breathtaking. I could barely take my eyes away. With sunset approaching, I got my camera out and began shooting. As sunset gave way to blue hour, then to night, and ultimately to sunrise, I tracked the 24-hour cycle through the windows, using my camera’s timer and whatever I could as a makeshift tripod. And each time I pressed the shutter button, I was filled with a sense of awe and incredible pride … for the people of New York City and for my country.