The Greatest Risk They Ever Took


The Greatest Risk They Ever Took by Katy Finneran

Published:  01.21.10, 01:15 PM EST 

“Five years of research and testing, a huge investment and my pride in this first step in rebuilding the fallen World Trade Center were all at stake. We hit our target height, and when the [balloon] landed 18 minutes later, we were relieved beyond description to see most dizzying and impressive views from the future observation deck of the Freedom Tower.” – Westergard, Interviewed by Alan Farnham in 2007

Photography by Ryan Shuler