The tree arrived Monday from Vermont. This is a super tall tree that touches the underpinnings (?) of the framework of the Arch. It is not yet decorated. The tree lighting ceremony takes place Wednesday, December 5th 6 p.m..
Oh and this last shot was a look back from Thompson Street and, although the lighting is dim, I like how you can see the lit windows in the apartment buildings beyond Fifth Avenue which show up as little squares.
One more note: In 1924, the tree was planted IN the park in the spirit of “wise use.” (How come this concept is not currently in favor I wonder?)