In April, it was revealed that the elevators up to the 102nd-floor observatory in One World Trade Center would feature a 515-year time lapse, showing the history of Manhattan development in 47 seconds. But when visitors to the One World Observatory take the elevator back down, they will not be treated to a view of the New York City skyline descending back into the muck. Instead, there will be another display that virtually flies them through the Financial District. The Times has a video, embedded above, and it's pretty great, too. Like the time lapse, it was designed for Legends Hospitality, the operator of the observatory, by the Hettema Group and Blur Studio.
· Elevator's Descent at Trade Center Will Offer a Virtual Aerial View [NYT]
· One World Observatory Elevators Unveil 515-Year Time Lapse [Curbed]