The two cranes that helped construct the Oculus are gone. Iron workers are continuing to finish and smooth out parts of the Oculus. Enclos, (www.enclos.com) the glass company, is now on the scene and have set up a Hammerhead Crane for the installation of the skylight and other glass. Work is continuing on 3 World Trade Center as floors are being added and the building is getting taller. The cost of this whole project is huge. I think that money will be made up when the New World Trade Center and the 9/11 Memorial and Museum and Oculus will become the major tourist attraction on the East coast. It will generate huge revenues and create many jobs. After witnessing the events and loss of 9/11/01, I still have mixed emotions. Some people will not like the Commercialization of the holy area of Ground Zero. Perhaps they should have built a Memorial with a Park and moved the World trade Center to another location. I have to say that I feel a sense of American pride after seeing that big hole in the ground now reborn with new spectacular buildings. It will always be Holy Ground to me. Photo taken on 1-19-15.

One World Trade Center from West Street. Photo taken on 1-04-15 by Jenna Spak.

Onw World Trade Center in the early evening. Photo taken on 1-04-15 by Jenna Spak.

A side view of the Oculus in the evening. Photo taken on 1-04-15 by Jenna Spak.

The South Memorial Pool in the evening. Photo taken on 1-04-15 by Jenna Spak.

A view from Church Street looking towards the Oculus. Photo taken on 1-10-15.

The base of the Hammerhead crane can be seen at the right side of the Oculus. Photo taken on 1-10-15.

This view from Church Street shows from left to right, 4 WTC, 3 WTC, The Oculus, One WTC and part of 7 WTC. Photo taken on 1-10-15.

The view of the Oculus taken from the front of the PATH train station on Vesey Street. Photo taken on 1-10-15.

A better view of the whole Oculus is seen after I moved closer and to the left of the PATH train station. Photo taken on 1-10-15.

The nice early morning view of One WTC taken from West & Vesey Streets. Photo taken on on Photo taken on 1-10-15.

Another view of One WTC and the complex taken from West Street between Albany and Vesey Street. Photo taken on 1-10-15.

The view of the Oculus from the 911 Memorial on the West street side. Photo taken on 1-10-15.

A close-up view of the Oculus from the west side of the complex. Photo taken on 1-10-15.

3 WTC is continuing to grow taller. Photo taken on 1-10-15.

A side view of the Oculus taken from Church Street near Vesey Street. Photo taken on 1-19-15.

Iron workers are still working on parts of the Oculus. Photo taken on 1-19-15.

A great shot of the Hammerhead crane that will install the skylight on the Oculus. You can see how tall the Oculus is with One World trade Center in the photo. Photo taken on 1-19-15.

A birds-eye view of the Oculus and the Hammerhead crane. Photo taken on 1-19-15.

Brackets are being installed onto the Oculus that will support the skylight. Photo taken on 1-19-15.

A view of the top of One WTC with the Spire. Photo taken on 1-19-15.

A close-up of the Hammerhead crane. Photo taken on 1-19-15.

Iron Workers, using man-lifts are finishing up on completing the job of the iron workers on the Oculus. Maybe their work will be finished in a couple of weeks. Photo taken on 1-19-15.

The view of the Oculus and the Hammerhead crane from the west side of the complex near the 9/11 Memorial. Photo taken on 1-19-15.

Work on 3 WTC continues. Photo taken on 1-19-15.

The view of the Oculus from Church Street. Photo taken on 2-12-15.

Iron Workers are still welding and grinding the Oculus. Photo taken on 2-12-15.

Iron workers are working side by side in the front of the Oculus Photo taken on 2-12-15.

Work on 3 WTC continues. Photo taken on 2-12-15.

The crane is working on 4 WTC. Photo taken on 2-12-15.

The Oculus with One WTC in the background. Photo taken on 2-12-15.

This platform is being lifted up and moved into the Oculus by a Hammerhead Crane. Photo taken on 2-12-15.

The Hammerhead crane can reach all parts of the Oculus and will be used to install the skylight to the Oculus. A hammerhead crane is the configuration most often associated with a tower crane. A long horizontal jib is attached to a vertical tower. One end of the jib extends horizontally over the worksite, while the other end has a counterweight. A trolley, which holds the lifting cable, travels along the length of the jib, and a tower crane can operate anywhere within the jib's radius. The operator rides in a cab at the intersection of the jib and tower. Hammerhead cranes typically require a second crane to assemble and disassemble them at the worksite. Self-lifting Hammerhead cranes can insert and remove sections to their tower and change their height. Photo taken on 2-12-15.

After the platform is raised up, Pulleys move the platform along the horizontal boom into position to be lowered into the Oculus. Photo taken on 2-12-15

The platform is being moved into place. Photo taken on 2-12-15.

The Hammerhead crane is lowering the plaform into the Oculus for installation.. Photo taken on 2-12-15.

This is the center on the top of the Oculus where the skylight will be installed. Photo taken on 2-12-15

This a view from the 16th floor of 4 WTC looking North towards 3 WTC and the Oculus. Photo taken on 2-12-15

The view of the Oculus from the 57th floor of 4 WTC. Photo taken on 2-12-15.

The view of the Oculus from the Hotel on Church Street. Photo taken on 2-24-15.

One WTC is behind the Oculus. Photo taken on 2-24-15.

A view of the Oculus from the Church Street. Photo taken on 2-24-15.

Brackets have been added to the rafters for the next part of construction of the Oculus. Photo taken on 2-24-15.

A side view of the Oculus from Vesey street near the PATH station. Photo taken on 2-24-15.

Construction is continuing on 3 WTC. Photo taken on 2-24-15.

The view of from Dey Street. Photo taken on 2-24-15.

The view of 3 WTC. Photo taken on 2-24-15.

This photo was taken from across West Street near Liberty Street. Photo taken on 2-24-15.

Working on the Oculus. Photo taken on 2-24-15.

The top of the Oculus is getting ready for the installation of the Skylight. Photo taken on 2-24-15.

One WTC from Battery Park. Photo taken on 2-24-15.

The Sphere from the original World Trade Center has been returned to Battery Park. Photo taken on 2-24-15.

From Left to right: 4 WTC, 3 WTC, The Oculus, 1 WTC. Photo taken on 3-08-15.

A side view of the Oculus. Photo taken on 3-08-15.

Number 3 WTC. Photo taken on 3-08-15.

A view of the Oculus from above. Photo taken on 3-08-15.

Number 3 WTC from above. Photo taken on 3-08-15.

The top of 3 WTC from above. Photo taken on 3-08-15.

The upper part of 1 WTC. Photo taken on 3-08-15.

Platforms for the skylight can be seen in the center of the Oculus. Photo taken on 3-08-15.

A view of the Hammerhead crane over the Oculus. Photo taken on 3-08-15.

A view of the Oculus from the PATH train station on Vesey Street. Photo taken on 3-08-15.

1 WTC, from Vesey & Church Streets. Photo taken on 3-29-15.

The Oculus in front of 1 WTC. Photo taken on 3-29-15.

3 WTC. Photo taken on 3-29-15.

Platforms for the skylight on the Oculus. Photo taken on 3-29-15.

The shadows on the Oculus change, with the movement of the Sun, at different times of the day. Photo taken on 3-29-15.

The view of the Oculus from the 911 Memorial. Photo taken on 3-29-15.

The reflection of 1 WTC onto 4 WTC. Photo taken on 3-29-15.

Interesting pattern on the Oculus. Photo taken on 3-29-15.

The Moon over the Oculus. Photo taken on 3-29-15.

The sun is backlighting the banner on the fence at the Vesey Street side of the complex. Photo taken on 3-29-15.

The new symbol of the World Trade Center. Photo taken on 3-29-15.

Another interesting pattern on the Oculus. Photo taken on 3-29-15.

The Oculus, photo taken from Church Street. Photo taken on 4-04-15.

The Sun reflects off of 1 WTC. Primer has been painted on the front of the Oculus. Photo taken on 4-04-15.

The area where the skylight will be installed onto the Oculus. Photo taken on 4-04-15.

3 WTC is getting taller. Photo taken on 4-04-15.

Construction continues on 3 WTC. This image was taken from the 911 Memorial side of the Complex looking East. Photo taken on 4-04-15.

The view from next to the PATH Station. Photo taken on 4-04-15.

Photo taken from Vesey Street next to 1 WTC, looking South East. Photo taken on 4-04-15.

The West end of the Oculus, looking towards Church Street. Photo taken on 4-04-15.

The view from 7 WTC. Photo taken on 4-04-15.

A view of Lower Manhattan taken from the east river Ferry. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

The Manhattan Bridge with One World trade center in the background. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

The Oculus. Image taken from Church Street. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

Workers are getting the Oculus ready for the Skylight. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

Numerous Manlifts are being used to install the glass onto the Oculus. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

A section of Glass is being set onto the Oculus. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

Photo taken on 4-28-15.

Photo taken on 4-28-15.

Photo taken on 4-28-15.

A view from Above the Oculus. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

The pully on the Hammerhead crane. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

An above view of the skylight platform. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

3 WTC. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

The walk-way from the PATH Train Station under West Street to Brookfield Place. Numerous stores will open inside this Path-Way. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

Walking towards the Escalators. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

Up to Brookfield Place and the Wintergarden. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

New stores have opened in the Wintergarden. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

A coffee shop with gourmet cookies. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

I stopped at the 911 Memorial to pay my respects. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

The West side of the Oculus next to the 911 museum. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

New trees have been planted on the Westside of the Oculus. Photo taken on 4-28-15.

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