At first I was fairly sure I could see the steel lattice that is the first part of tower, but it was hard viewing it through the construction lattice.
In this photo from a month ago you can see the base of the tower on the scaffold.
Now it is not visible at all from my tenement roof. I think I can make out the round holes in the scaffold erected to assemble the tower elements. So when the tower reaches high enough I should be able to see it below the holes. I need to check more often to see if I can capture the cranes in action, transporting sections of the tower.
The steel on the tower reached its final height, 1,368 feet, in August. But a 408-foot spire has yet to be installed.
I had lovely light and breathable air after the short burst of rain this evening. East Houston Street at sunset. I shot this in RAW format, and used RawTherapee to process it. So far I am liking this free and open source program much more that the program that came with my camera, noise reduction is far superior.