Friday, April 4, 2014

Reflecting on the Freedom Tower


"Reflecting on the Freedom Tower"
8x10 acrylic on canvas panel
Available through DPW gallery/auction

The Freedom Tower, known now as 1 World Trade, is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere. It is not fully completed (inside), and new tenants are not yet moved in. The building has been in the news of late - first there were 4 skydivers who parachuted down to the street from the top (and filmed it entirely). And most recent for a 16 year old boy who was able to sneak his way all the way to the top (past sleeping security guards). As my mother always said, give a person a dare and you give them an idea. The building has been touted as the safest, most secure building in the world -- and so, the dare to climb, sneak & jump was made. I'm quite sure the security will be intense once there are occupants in it full-time.

For a bit of info about the tower, here is a link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_World_Trade_Center
The story of the parachuters is here: The video they recorded of their jump is posted at the end of the article. It is breathtaking...

And the story about the young boy is here:


2 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

Nice cityscape piece, Nan. Thank you for the stories too. I missed them in the news.

Jean Nelson Paintings and Photography said...

Love your perspective, Nan. You are very good with architecture. Nice painting.

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