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Posted by Trini Kid - - 0 comments


Sup Travellers?! On September 11, 2001 two planes crashed into the World Trade Center in New York city. It was a worldwide catastrophe and I could go on to pay respects to all the lives lost but that is not what this post is about. This post is about the new 1 World Trade Center. 

Beginning next month, riders will step inside the elevator pods at the new 1 World Trade Center and be transported through 515 years of New York’s history!

As featured in the New York Times, five elevators will make the trip to the observation deck atop the new 1 World Trade Center.  In a 47-second ride to the 102nd floor, riders will be treated to a visually spectacular view. Using an animated time-lapse, a stunning recreation of the city is projected before your eyes, from the 1500s to today. Nine high-definition, 75-inch monitors will project the film, giving the illusion of traveling in a glass elevator through time.

Starting with the year 1500, the ride begins under bedrock. As you head skyward, traveling at 23 mph to the third-highest observatory in the Americas, time advances through Native American Settlement, European Settlement, and the British Colonial Era, making its way toward modern day. As you approach the 1960s, you will experience an eerily realistic image of the World Trade Center’s north tower appearing before your eyes. For roughly four seconds it looms large, majestically gracing the New York City skyline, then vanishes as suddenly as it appeared, a painful reminder of that fateful day 14 years ago. As you approach the 102nd floor, you will pass through the steel framework of the new World Trade Center being built around you, before culminating in a stark image of an enclosed elevator shaft.

This looks pretty amazing in video so can you imagine how awesome it'll be up close and personal. Are you up for the ride through the time? Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.