The GoPro miniature HD camera has revolutionized filmmaking by allowing cameras to be placed where previously no one would dare mount one, usually because of size, weight. Oh, and it would cost a lot to replace if it fell off. The GoPro eliminates all of those worries. That's why we own two of them!
When One World Trade Center was having it's final spire lifted, someone decided mounting a GoPro on the spire would provide an awe-inspiring view. Well, yes it does. It also reinforces my belief that I was not put on this earth to be a steel worker.
Just take a look at the view:
The image above would have been a preferred view if the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey (PATH) had flipped the image prior to releasing the video to the public, but that wasn't to be. What is a great image could have been a knock-your-socks-off image had they flipped it around. Details matter and fixing the perspective was an important one that was overlooked.
That said, it's still pretty awe-inspiring, so here's the video, all nine minutes of it, as released by PATH:
And just for fun, here's another one of my favorite uses of a GoPro camera:
Nothing like launching a robot into space on your day off.