Thanks to special tickets from my sister-in-law, during this Memorial Day weekend, we went up to the pre-public opening of the new One World Trade Center. It was definitely an emotional step towards the site at first. It was exciting as the structure gives new life and an incredible view, but nerve-racking as it brought up some memories of the past.
12 years later since 9/11… 10,000 workers… 104 floors… 1,776 feet… One World was spectacular. I don’t know if it’s because of my love for a city that I’m beginning to know like the back of my hand or if it was the anticipation from the elevator up to the presentation room before the observatory. It was surprise after surprise, and at one point I think a tear may have shed from the beauty of the sight. I would explain more, but it would seriously take away the element of surprise that it gave when I was there! For those who think they may never go and really want to see, shoot me an email and I’ll be happy to send you a video of the experience!
Meanwhile, here are a couple pictures from my view that I can share without the spoilers
My niece (13 months) had no fear of the height, though you can imagine our hearts pumping as she put both hands against the glass!
There is also a restaurant and a gift shop at the top for you to experience. They have their own wine bottles!
I would love to go again one day as it is now my favorite building. It used to be the former Sears Tower in Chicago and Taipei’s 101, but this one’s uniqueness and personal meaning has won me over.
As the holiday comes to an end, I just wanted to say thank you to our soldiers and veterans for serving and giving their sacrifice. Happy Memorial Day, and thanks for reading! xoxo