Dominique Mosbergen The Huffington Post
When the observatory at One World Trade Center opens next month, visitors will be treated to not just a 360-degree view of the Big Apple, but also a brisk — and breathtaking — elevator ride down up memory lane.
As The New York Times explains, the five elevators that service the observatory will feature an immersive time-lapse animation which “recreates the development of New York City’s skyline, from the 1500s to today.” Per the Times:
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.(Experience the time-lapse for yourself.) Read More