When the observatory at the top of 1 World Trace Center opens for the first time late next month, not only will visitors get what's probably the best birds-eye view of NYC sprawling out in all directions, but apparently the elevator ride up includes an animated time-lapse video showing the dramatic evolution of the city as well, according to a report by The New York Times.
The video plays out as a panorama on three walls of the elevator during the 47-second trip to the 102nd floor, showing what appears to be a time-lapse of the last 515 years at the site where the building now stands, including a brief sighting of one of the former World Trade Center towers that were destroyed in the terrorist attacks on 9/11. The One World Observatory is set to open May 29th and tickets -- starting at $32 -- went on sale April 8th. Watch the video via the Times below: Tony Merevick is Cities News Editor at Thrillist and hopes to visit the new observatory soon. Send news tips to firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @tonymerevick.