What will the views be like from the Observation Floor of the emerging World Trade Center’s Tower One?

This dizzying virtual tour (click the image above) shows what visitors to the new WTC Tower 1 would see when its is complete in 2011. These stitched panoramas were shot in June of 2005 as part of a view shed study to help the architects preview the best views from key floors in the planned “Freedom Tower”.

Due to current airspace and safety restrictions the views at this altitude have not been seen since the tragic morning of September 11th 2001.

A customized tethered aerostat balloon ascended to 1360 ft above Ground Zero to shoot this 360 degree series of panoramas. Due to current airspace and safety restrictions the views at this altitude have not been seen since the tragic morning of September 11th 2001. The new building is presently about 900 ft above ground. This was a record setting tethered balloon flight, with two remotely fired panoramic cameras by Digital Design & Imaging Service Inc of Falls Church Virginia.

360° panorama by airphotoslive - www.AirPhotosLIVE.com

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