On Time-Lapse Rocket Ride to New WTC’s Top, Glimpse of Doomed Tower
This looks pretty cool. It’s also more than a little unsettling. I wouldn’t be too keen on the ghostly visage of the old 1 World Trade Center building suddenly looming into view, and then almost immediately fading away… especially while in the elevator of the new one on the way to the new observatory 1,268 feet above the ground.
The idea of it starting out encased in bedrock is kind creepy too because… people jumped, fell, and/or were buried in the rubble down there. *shudder*
Yeah, okay—need to stop thinking about this now.
An imposingly realistic vision of the old 1 World Trade Center, the ultimately doomed north tower, will begin appearing next month in a most unlikely place: the five special elevators servicing the observatory atop the new 1 World Trade Center.
From the moment the doors close until they reopen 47 seconds later on the 102nd floor, a seemingly three-dimensional time-lapse panorama will unfold on three walls of the elevator cabs, as if one were witnessing 515 years of history unfolding at the tip of Manhattan Island.
For less than four seconds (roughly proportional to the time the twin towers stood), jarringly familiar pinstripe facades will loom into view on one wall of the cab. Then, in a quick dissolve, they will evanesce. […]