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Manhattan

I thought it might be nice to make a miniseries of North American skylines after my last photo from San Francisco. So this is the second instalment in the series with only one more to follow.

Today it's the skyline of the southern tip of Manhattan, New York City, seen from the ferry between Manhattan and Liberty Island. Just as in my SF photo, the part of the city you can see here is the Financial District.

The tallest skyscraper in the picture is One World Trade Center, which had yet to be completed when I visited NYC about a year ago. Initially called Freedom Tower, it replaces the Twin Towers of the original WTC, destroyed in the 9/11 terrorist attacks. It is the tallest skyscraper in both New York and the entire Western Hemisphere with its symbolic 1,776 feet (541m), a reference to the year of the American Declaration of Independence.

I actually prepared two photos and I really had a hard time deciding which one to post. I liked the other one better yesterday.. So I leave it up to you: the alternative version, taken a couple of days later, is added as a WS, so let me know which one you prefer.

Thank you for your visit!

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