One World Trade Center is just starting to poke up into the downtown skyline. I can just see the cranes from my Lower East Side rooftop. This photo is shot from Canal and Chrystie Streets. You can see the Beekman Tower, looking sleek without its scaffolding, on the left.
Where the added red lines meet is where the roof of the building will be. “The roof (including a 33 ft 4 in (10.16 m) parapet) of the top floor of One World Trade Center will be 1,368 feet (417 m), the same as the original One World Trade Center. With its spire height, One World Trade Center will stand at 1,776 feet (541 m), a figure symbolic of the year of the United States Declaration of Independence.” One World Trade Center – Wikipedia
Jake Dobkin of the Gothamist has some great shots of the site from up high.
Viewed from the northwest.