A lot went down in the world of real estate this past week — and Instagram was there to document it all.
Here’s a look at some of the best uploads from around New York, Miami and Los Angeles.
1. Photographer Evan Joseph commemorated the 16th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks with this sky-high snap of One World Trade Center.
2. Douglas Elliman broker Maxwell S. Cohen captured the opening of Oculus’ 355-foot-long skylight, which happens just once a year on 9/11.
For just the second time, the skylight that crowns Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus at The World Trade Center Transportation Hub opened for almost two hours on the anniversary of 9/11, allowing light to flood the main hall of the transit hub and framing the Freedom Tower perfectly. At 10:28 a.m., the moment that the North Tower of the WTC collapsed on September 11, 2001, a beam of sunlight shone across the center of the majestic space like you see here. Never Forget.
3. Some real estate players decided to ride out Hurricane Irma in South Florida, like Brown Harris Stevens Miami exec Mark Zilbert. This video shows the impact of the storm’s winds on his 35th-floor apartment.
// CHANDELIER ENCORE // With today’s more violent wind from #HurricaneIRMA, my 35th floor apartment is really “swinging” this morning. Power is going out all around South Beach today. So far, we have power. But, I suspect it will go out sometime. We are well prepared, however, with batteries, water, etc. – #realestate #miamirealestate #condos #homes #miamibeach #ocean #paradise #love #miami #follow #photooftheday #beautiful #florida #instadaily #friends #amazing #bestoftheday #happy #smile #food #zilbert #bhsmiami #bhszilbert #brownharrisstevens #bhs #abetterview #miamilife
4. Hurricane Irma toppled two cranes in Miami, and another in Fort Lauderdale. After the skies cleared and the wind subsided, Cranespotters captured the carnage — though industry players say the city weathered the storm pretty well.
5. You can just make out the tippy tops of the two tallest residential towers in New York City in this pic from architectural photographer Pavel Bendov.
6. HEADS UP! Snapped by L.A.-based photographer Hunter Kerhart, a plane approaches LAX directly above the future site of Inglewood Stadium.
7. Cornell Tech’s Roosevelt Island campus made its debut earlier this week. The high-tech university, which emphasizes sustainable design, is home to the world’s tallest passive house.
8. It’s official: This week, the city of Los Angeles was officially awarded the 2028 Olympic Games (Paris will host in 2024). It’s the third time L.A. will play host to the world’s ultimate sporting event.
9. Instagram user @momannymopena snapped this photo of the Thomas Heatherwick-designed statue known as the Vessel (left) rising alongside the Culture Shed, a multi-use event space.
10. The Real Deal Los Angeles hosted its debut Southern California Real Estate Showcase and Forum this past Thursday, and was joined by the top industry players from around the city. Here’s a look at our residential panel.