When One World Observatory opens on May 29, the general public will be able to visit the highest point in the city. But ahead of the observatory's debut, the distinction of occupying the highest space in the city is held by Servcorp, a company that provides temporary office space for executives, including observatory operators Legends. Servcorp's New York City outpost spans One World Trade Center's full 85th floor. While that certainly isn't the building's apexoffice space tops at floor 90, and is crowned by mechanicals and the observatoryit is the highest floor of the building that's currently inhabited.
When invited to work from Servcorp's 85th-floor outpost for a day, Curbed photographer and general MVP Max Touhey took advantage of the sublime spring weather, and set up a series of cameras to record the views as the day progressed. The video spans from 9:50 a.m. to 4:45 a.m., and shows in a way that's not perceivable from the street just how New York City transforms throughout the day.
↓ Here, a view north from One World Trade Center. Notice how tiny 56 Leonard looks in comparison. Click for big!
↓ A view to the east from One World Trade Center. 30 Park Place is looking pretty tall. Click for big.
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