Far Out: One World Trade

New York City is among my most favorite cities to photograph – but usually my images consist of details captured while navigating the concrete grid, surrounded by towering skyscrapers and dodging yellow cabs. It’s refreshing to view such an enormous urban jungle from afar. It appears so pleasantly calm, clean and quiet.

This photograph was taken from the vantage point of Liberty State Park in North Jersey. On one side, the park is guarded by the Statue of Liberty. And on the other, its flanked by this breathtaking New York City skyline – specifically Lower Manhattan.

This shot features One World Trade Center, also known as the Freedom Tower, which has replaced the “Twin Towers” as the focal point of the New York skyline. The rest of Lower Manhattan is blanketed in its shadow.