It’s a spectacular view indeed, from the spire of One World Trade Center, the 1,776 feet tall, glass-and-steel building that is nearing completion close to where the Twin Towers once stood in Lower Manhattan. Born from the tragedy of 9/11, it is a remarkable icon of hope and a marvel of persistence that now stands to define New York.
The interactive full 360° panoramic image shot here by the photographic team at TIME Magazine offers a highly detailed experience of the city through a clear menu and navigation tools. Multiple shots were taken and stitched together to build this great view from the very top of NYC. Read the whole story, interact with the photograph and watch the video clips including the making of the image by the TIME team.