Watch now: The One World Trade Center elevator features a 500 year timelapse of NYC
The Big Apple as it has never been seen before
The One World Trade Centre, which is set to be complete and open to the public in late May, will provide visitors with a unique journey to the top – revealing an elevator that will travel at around 23 miles per hour, and showcase an insightful timelapse video. The 47-second long journey to the 102nd floor will allow visitors to see the history of Manhattan, with a short film that will show how the iconic city has changed over the years.
The images are projected on nine 75-inch high-definition monitors in each elevator car, to make the experience that bit more realistic and feature a panorama of New York City's history beginning at the 1500's, when the much-loved metropolitan city was just picturesque fields and lakes.
Speaking of the decision to include the 9/11 disaster in the timelapse, chairman and chief executive of Legends Hospitality, David W.Checketts said: "The event is certainly a key part of history. We did not think you could ignore it. Having it appear in the year it did and disappear in the year it did was the respectful way of addressing the fact that it was part of the landscape."