After brunch, we stopped by ABC Home to ooh and ahh over designer furniture before embarking on a walking tour. When architects and ex-architects get together, you know we’re gonna end up looking at buildings. Ken lead the tour, but didn’t tell us where we were going!
1/ Our first stop was Fulton Center. I don’t think I’ve ever entered this station from street level. Even though it smelled like pee in that station (yuck) and this photo opp is incredibly cliche, you gotta admit that this shot looking up is pretty cool.
2/ Up next were the 911 memorial fountains. Only one of the fountains were on that day, but they were both very powerful. The way the sunlight glistens as it touches the water is quite spectacular. The another fountain, the one that was off, was incredibly eerie.
3/ We also stopped by the West Concourse of the WTC transportation hub. I’m not too crazy about the exterior, but the interior is pure Calatrava magic. I take the PATH to WTC all the time, and it’ll be great once those interiors are fully completed.
4/ And of course, we had to stop by One World Trade Center aka the rat poop building. Most people are familiar with this building from a distance. This was my first time seeing it up close, and it made for a stunning #nofilter moment. The podium was much more interesting than I expected, and it would be cool if the panels moved throughout the day.