Elevator Shows Evolution of NYC Skyline

The elevators to the observatory atop 1 World Trade Center show an animated timelapse that recreates the development of New York City’s skyline, from the 1500s to today.

From the moment the doors close until they reopen 47 seconds later on the 102nd floor, a seemingly three-dimensional time-lapse panorama will unfold on three walls of the elevator cabs, as if one were witnessing 515 years of history unfolding at the tip of Manhattan Island.

One World Observatory opens to the public on May 29, 2015.


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