This photo, taken from the crane on the 90th story of 1 World Trade Center, was just uploaded to the @WTCProgress feed. Frank Gehry's undulating new apartment tower on Spruce Street stands in the center of the photo, with the East River bridges and Brooklyn in the sprawling eastwards in the background.

After years of delays and political acrimony, the building formerly known as the Freedom Tower is nearing completion, and is scheduled to reach its highest point by spring. A decade in the making, the instantly iconic skyscraper won't come cheap—it's expected to clock in at about $3.8 billion, which will make it the most expensive building in modern history.