Years ago I used to bike by the old World Trade Center quite often. I went up one of the old Twin towers in 1993 - the week before the very first small bombing.
Anyway, when my friend Daryl asked me to lunch at the new One World Trade Center, I was very excited having only seen the tower from a distance.
So subway to WTC
up the steps...
Lovely tower ahead.
Madly imposing desk and stringent security (both good.)
I look up in the lobby
am greeted by Daryl looking stunningly slim and chic - as ever.
We lunch in the elegant Conde Nast cafeteria
from which there are astounding views - see the reflecting pool below and The Statue of Liberty upper right.
So much building going on downtown. Cranes everywhere - all very exciting.
Ah, to be young and pale and red-headed - and for horrid brown walls to actually work.
In the lobby downstairs a vast abstract painting I love. Gosh, it's good to get out of the house once in a while and look about me.
Daryl has daily splendid photos of downtown and uptown world on Instagram. You can see them here DARYL10024