10 Best Questions from TIME’s 1 World Trade Center Twitter Chat

Jonathan Woods (in orange) assists ironworkers as they remove the 13-foot-long jib from the beacon at the very top of 1 World Trade Center in New York City on Sept. 28, 2013.

On Friday, March 7, LightBox hosted a live Twitter chat with TIME Senior Editor of Photo and Interactive, Jonathan Woods, and Mike Franz of Gigapan, who created the 1 World Trade Center interactive panorama. Woods and Franz took questions about picking the right equipment, the technology they used to make the panorama, and potential future projects. Below, we’ve archived the 10 best questions and answers from the chat. To see the whole chat, visit @TimePictures on Twitter or search the hashtag #AskLightbox.

On the software they used to make the panorama:

On picking the right equipment:

On troubleshooting technical issues:

On gaining access to 1 World Trade Center:

On the number of images it took to make the 360 panorama:

On getting a perfectly clear day:

On the final result:

On the potential practical applications of the panorama:

On future projects:

On the ironworkers that built 1 World Trade Center:

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