Many of these photos were taken by Ben Sturner, the CEO of sports marketing company Leverage Agency, who has an unobstructed view of the Manhattan skyline including the World Trade Center, from across the East River.
via The Daily Mail:
On Thursday morning, Sturner stepped outside of his apartment in Long Island City, Queens and onto the terrace to check the weather as part of his daily routine.
The sight that he saw while standing outside just after 7:00am was nothing short of magical and stunning.
"I see this rainbow, and it's coming from the World Trade Center and it's the most gorgeous rainbow I've ever seen," Sturner told WNBC.
"I took out my phone and started snapping photos."
Sturner decided to share the captivating images to social media immediately and has since received dozens of responses from people noting the timing of the rainbow.