Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

Incredible World Trade Centre One elevator ride shows 500 years of NYC

WT.jpg
WT2.jpg

Now here’s an elevator we wouldn't mind getting trapped in.

Currently whisking passengers up to the observatory lounge at the top of New York’s One World Trade Centre, this glass-walled elevator is about to treat its guests to a stunning 3D visual history of the city.

A whopping 515 years have been cajoled into the brilliant visual ride - now captured in a video for The New York Times - which treats visitors to a look at how quickly the seeds of the Big Apple have grown, all before their ears have finished popping.

The journey begins from submerged terrain (the One World Trade Centre site was nothing but boggy marshes five centuries ago), before rising up through the familiar buildings we come to associate with the town over the last century, including, inevitably, those two fallen towers which went on to lay the foundations for this new beacon of high-rise hope.

Five of the building's elevators will roll out this bonus attraction from next month.

It won’t beat Disney’s Tower Of Terror for elevator-based thrills, but it looks fun nonetheless.

Related

pyramids.jpg

The Tallest Buildings Throughout History

unbuilthero.jpg

Fascinating List Of Unbuilt Buildings

cairo3.jpg

Cairo Unveils Pyramid-Themed Skyscraper

print1.jpg

These tiny 3D-printed organs could save your life

city-signs-01-01_1000.jpg

Fantastic Architect Quote Illustrations

VR1.jpg

Is This The Future Of Virtual Reality Video Games?

Comments

More

The Daily Mash and the BBC are teaming up for a new satire show

It'll be helmed by the up-and-coming stand-up Nish Kumar

by Tom Mendelsohn
24 Mar 2017

They've invented a new type of humblebrag and it's just as bad as the

You definitely know one of these people

by Tom Mendelsohn
24 Mar 2017

A real-life Jurassic Park is coming to the UK this summer

Get ready to be scared shitless

by Matt Tate
24 Mar 2017

The Daily Mail have finally lost the plot with their latest front page

We should ban Google apparently

by Dave Fawbert
24 Mar 2017

Charlton Athletic unveil touching tribute to PC Keith Palmer

Police officer killed in London attack was a keen football fan

by Dave Fawbert
23 Mar 2017

This retired racehorse has absolutely zero chill

"Woah Shamrock"

by Matt Tate
22 Mar 2017

This Monopoly board show how much it actually costs to live in London

Oh well, renting forever

by Gary Ogden
22 Mar 2017

This 'new catnip' will get your cat off its tits

Thanks science

by Emily Reynolds
22 Mar 2017

Everyone is mad about Mary Berry's pie

No soggy bottoms here

by Emily Reynolds
22 Mar 2017

Spare a thought for the Cadbury social media manager

Guess what? The internet is wrong again

by Emily Reynolds
22 Mar 2017