It’s one spectacular view. With its 541 meters, it’s the fourth tallest building in the world — and the largest skyscraper in the western hemisphere: the One World Trade Center, built on the land where once the twin towers of the World Trade Center stood. Now the new skyscraper is nearing completion. Even now, we can already enjoy the stunning panorama from the top over New York City and the Americas.
An interactive 360° panoramic image meticulously stitched together from 567 single photographs allows views in every direction, down to the smallest detail.
The panoramic image was made possible thanks to a cooperation with tech startup GigaPan. It took eight months until they had the technology. A camera with a 100mm lens on a specially designed swiveling aluminum arm shot the high-resolution imagery.
It took photographers Jonathan D. Woods and Michael Franz about five hours to get the total of 567 shots — and most likely considerably longer for “stitcher” Gavin D. Farrell to digitally merge the photographs into a single image.
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