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1 World Trade Center – tallest building in NYC and most expensive in the world

One World Trade Center hit a milestone at the end of January when it passed the 90th floor and became the most expensive building in the world.

Now, with construction passing the 93rd floor, it’ll soon hit another milestone: in the next few weeks, it will pass the Empire State Building to become the tallest building in NYC.

Eventually, the 104-story tower will be taller than 1776 feet (including spire and antennae). “It’s a statement of fortitude and determination and the absolute best of mankind.” The tower’s three-level observation deck on the 100th, 101st and 102nd floor—around 1,269 feet up—is projected to be open to the public by early 2014.

Gothamist also has a video that takes place around 1,200 feet up.

 

Photos from @WTCProgress:

Great Night Shot of 1 WTC - taken tonight, Dec 12, 2011
For today, check out the morning fog from the 84th floor of T1 - overlooking Jersey and downtown NYC.
1WTC - 80th Floor Looking East. Hello Brooklyn!
Looking up the Western facade of 1 WTC, Feb 1, 2012

Farmers markets grow 250% since 2000

I’m all about farmers markets. Every dollar I spend on food goes there and they provide me with everything I need to eat and more (dessert!).

The reason for all this is covered in several previous posts, including: Why nobody knows how to prevent obesity & How food coma overcomes exercising.

A quick recap is that by eating at farmers markets you gain superior health and weight loss, prevent global warming, and save money.

For the longest time, I wondered why nobody else understood this. It turns out that since 2000, many, many more people are starting to agree with me.

Check out the graph provided by the USDA in their annual farmers market audit:

Notice that since the recession, the so-called “expensive” markets are surging with 164% growth since 2006. If this trend continues we may finally be able to impact our food system.

I can already see it happening in the supermarkets where the words “farmer”, “market”, and “local” are everywhere. Too bad they are only marketing terms.

So next chance you have, stop by a farmers market for the real thing. Pick out some fruits and vegetables. Come back the same time next week and keep the farmers market revolution going!