The view of One World trade Center and the Oculus from Church Street. Photo taken on 8-19-15.

Work continues on 3 World Trade Center. Photo taken on 8-19-15.

A wide angle view of the upper sections of 4, 3 and 1 World Trade Center. Photo taken on 8-19-15.

Painting and interior work continue on the Oculus. Photo taken on 8-19-15.

Construction Workers on Manlifts are working on the Oculus. Photo taken on 8-19-15.

The front of the Oculus. Photo taken on 8-19-15.

A view from Church Street Photo taken on 8-19-15.

A view from Church and Vesey Streets. Photo taken on 8-19-15.

The sections of the skylight have been aligned. Photo taken on 8-19-15.

The view of the Oculus as seen from the 911 Museum and Mamorial side of the complex. Photo taken on 8-19-15.

Another view. Photo taken on on Photo taken on 8-19-15.

A worker in a manlift working on the Oculus. Photo taken on 8-19-15.

The Oculus as seen from Church Street. They are still waiting for parts that will make the walkway on top of the Oculus. Work on the inside continues. Photo taken on 9-06-15.

Work continues on Number 3 WTC. Photo taken on 9-06-15.

You can now see through the glass to the other side of the Oculus. Most of the scaffolding insdie the Oculus has been removed. Photo taken on 9-06-15.

The Oculus on the left, then 3 & 4 WTC on the right. Photo taken on 9-06-15.

One WTC. Photo taken on 9-06-15.

The view from Church & Vesey Streets. Photo taken on 9-06-15.

The Oculus. Photo taken on 9-06-15.

This photo was taken from West Street near the Battery looking North. Photo taken on 9-06-15.

The 911 Memorial and One WTC in the evening. Photo taken on 9-06-15.

The footprint of the South Tower at night. Photo taken on 9-06-15.

A view of the Oculus in the evening. Photo taken on 9-06-15.

The WTC complex at night. Photo taken on 9-06-15.

The 911 Museum at night. You can see the two spandrels from the original World Trade Center. Photo taken on 9-06-15.

Today was the 14th Anniversary of the Terrorist attacks. Family members who lost loved ones had a private Mmorial Ceremony, where the names of the people who were killed on 9/11/01 were read. It was covered by all of the media outlets. At 3:00pm, the 911 Memorial was opened to the general public so they could pay respects to those that were lost. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

Flowers and American Flags were left by loved ones next to the names on the Memorial. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

Photo taken on 9-11-15.

Two large American flags were mounted onto 3 WTC, In honor of the Twin Towers. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

Photo taken on 9-11-15.

The FDNY Emerald Society Pipe Band performed at the Sunset Memorial Ceremony next to Engine 10 & Ladder 10's quarters, Honoring the 343 members who were lost on 9/11/01. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

Photo taken on 9-11-15.

Photo taken on 9-11-15.

As the sun set, you could see the Tribute in Lights. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

One World Trade Center in the evening. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

Bill Feehan, the Legend and former Chief of Department and fire Commissioner is sorely missed. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

The FDNY Memorial wall on the side of 10-10. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

343 FDNY Firfighters lost on 9/11/01. Never Forget! I think about them every day. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

American flags are lined up opposite the Memorial Wall. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

The Tribute in Lights, remind us of the Twin Towers. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

The Spotlights were set up on the top level of a parking garage next to the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

The lights meet hign in the nights sky. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

Photo taken on 9-11-15.

Photo taken on 9-11-15.

The Oculus at night. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

The lower section of One WTC was lit up in blue. The Tribute in Light glows next to One WTC. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

The sundown view of the WTC complex from Church & Vesey Streets. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

Looking down Church Street from Barclay Street. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

One World Trade Center. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

The view of the Oculus taken from the 911 memorial looking towards Church Street. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

A wreath at the South Pool. Photo taken on 9-11-15.

The view of the WTC site from Church Street. Photo taken on 10-10-15.

The view of the WTC site from the 9/11 Memorial side of the complex. Photo taken on 10-10-15.

Working on the Oculus. Photo taken on 10-10-15.

The Hammerhead crane is bringing up a Panel to the top of the Oculus. Photo taken on 10-10-15.

Work is continuing on St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Photo taken on 10-10-15.

The floor right above the new PATH train platforms. Photo taken on 10-10-15.

You can see the inside of the Oculus from the new Path train station. Photo taken on 10-10-15.

A closer view of inside the Oculus. Photo taken on 10-10-15.

A distorted panoramic view taken from Church Street Photo taken on 10-10-15.

A panoramic view looking east towards Church Street. Photo taken on 10-10-15.

A view of the WTC site from above. Photo taken on 10-17-15.

A wide angle view taken near the 9/11 Memorial looking northeast. Photo taken on 10-17-15.

The American Flag waves in front of One WTC from Church Street. Photo taken on 10-17-15.

The Hammerhead crane is lifing up a panel that will be installed inside the top of the Oculus. Photo taken on 10-17-15.

A good view of the Hammerhead crane. Photo taken on 10-17-15.

The panel is being lowered towards the Oculus. Photo taken on 10-17-15.

The view from above the Oculus, Iron workers guide the panel as it is lowered in place. Photo taken on 10-17-15.

A statue in tribute to the first Special Force units, who were first to arrive in Afghanistan to fight the war on terror. Horses were used to navigate the tough terrain. Photo taken on 10-17-15.

A panoramic view taken from Church Street. Photo taken on 10-17-15.

Another panoramic view taken from Church Street. Photo taken on 10-17-15.

Number 3 WTC is getting taller. Photo taken on 11-15-15.

The crane is removing a scaffolding platform from the Oculus. Notice the skylight is fully open. Photo taken on 11-15-15.

A wide angle view of the operation. Photo taken on 11-15-15.

The platform is leaving the Oculus. Photo taken on 11-15-15.

The platform is being lowered to the ground. Photo taken on 11-15-15.

A wide angle view of the WTC site. Photo taken on 11-15-15.

Guarding the Oculus. Photo taken on 11-15-15.

Heavily armed NYPD Special Operations Officers protect the WTC site. Photo taken on 11-15-15.

The view from the 911 Memorial. Photo taken on 11-15-15.

The view of Brookfield Place coming up from the PATH Station . Photo taken on 11-15-15.

The view from Brookfield Place.looking across West Street. Photo taken on 11-15-15.

TThe future home of St Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church. Photo taken on 11-15-15.

Leaving the WTC site. Photo taken on 11-15-15.

As we were leaving left the site, we walked by the front of ther Oculus on Church Street. Workers were preparing the next section of scaffolding for removal. Photo taken on 11-15-15.

One World Trade Center from Fulton Street & near Broadway. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

The view from Vesey & Church Street. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

Work continues on 3 World Trade Center. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

Work continues on the skylight on top of the Oculus. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

An Iron worker is putting in a panel on the skylight. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

He is attaching this small panel along the track along side the windows on the skylight . Photo taken on 11-22-15.

The view of the Oculus from the Memorial side of the complex. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

A parade of Man-lifts. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

Iron workers are installing windows onto Three World Trade Center. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

As the crane lowers the window panel, workers guide the panel in place. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

Using rope, the panel is being brought closer the brackets that will hold the window panel in place. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

The Panel is being put in place. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

This is the way buildings are now constructed, modular sections are pre-manufactured and arrive ready to be installed. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

After the window panel is installed, the crane gets ready to lower another window panel for installation. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

Meanwhile, the Hammerhead crane is bringing up a panel to the Oculus. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

The Panel is on it's way up to the Oculus. Photo taken on 11-20-15.

A nice view of the Hammerhead crane in operation. The crane will be dismantled and removed from the site in early December. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

The panel is being lowered into the Oculus. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

The view of the rear of Three WTC. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

A view of a window panel being installed from the opposite side on Church Street. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

Workers are guiding the panel into position. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

Almost there! Photo taken on 11-22-15.

Workers, working on top of the Oculus. are tethered by rope to a secure post fore safety purposes. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

The view of the site from Church Street. Photo taken on 11-22-15.

I went to Ground Zero at 4:00 am, early this past Sunday morning to take some time exposue images. In order to get good results you will need a solid tripod, and a cable release. I also had a flashlight with me. I like to shoot with a wide angle lens. I used my Canon 7D with a 10-22mm wide zoom lens. I also used my canon digital cable release. It's a great device that can do time-lapse photography. I walked around the entire World trade center site taking numerous time exposure photos. The fist image was taken in front of the Hilton Millenium Hotel on Church Street. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

This photo was taken from Church and Liberty Streets, looking up Church Street. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

This photo was taken from Liberty & Greenwich Streets, next to 4 WTC. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

The view of the Oculus from the 911 Memorial side of the complex. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

This photo was taken from the West Street side of the North Memorial Pool, looking towards Church and Liberty Streets. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

The view from the west side of the North pool, looking east towards Church Street. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

The view looking up West Street from Liberty Street. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

Church Street near Vesey Street looking at 2 WTC, The Oculus, 3 WTC and 4 WTC. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

From Fulton Street & Broadway looking towards the Oculus and One WTC. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

The WTC site taken from Church Street. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

A long exposure taken from Fulton and Broadway with St. Pauls Chapel and One WTC. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

This photo was taken just before the clouds arrived. Great pastel colors. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

A view from the corner of the north Memorial pool. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

Iron Workers are working on the Oculus early Sunday morning, Notice the skylight is in the open position. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

This is the view from Church street. Iron Workers are fixing the Skylight on the Oculus. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

The view of the Oculus from a building across Church Street. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

A closeup view of workers on the Oculus. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

Close-up of workers operating on top of the Oculus. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

It looks like this Iron Worker is cleaning out grooves on the skylights windows. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

The view of number Three World Trade Center. It gets taller every week. Photo taken on 12-13-15.

The Freedom Tower at sunrise. As the sun rises the reflection of the sun makes One WTC glow. It's amazing to watch the sunrise at Ground Zero. Photo taken on 12-19-15.

The view of the Oculus with Number 3 WTC in the background. Photo taken on 12-19-15.

The view of number Three World Trade Center. It gets taller every week. Photo taken on 12-19-15.

The view from Church Street. It gets taller every week. Photo taken on 12-19-15.

A 10mm wide view taken from Church Street. Photo taken on 12-19-15.

The view of the Oculus taken from the 9/11 memorial side of the complex, looking East. Photo taken on 12-19-15.

Inside the Transit Hub. Photo taken on 12-19-15.

A press conference was held in front of 7 WTC, celebrating the passage of the extension of the 9/11/01 Health Bill. Photo taken on 12-19-15.

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