The New World Trade Center’s Elevator Might Be the Coolest Ride You’ve Ever Taken

Elevators are dull, awkward, sometimes malfunctioning modes of vertical transport.

And don’t even get us started on the music. 

At least, that’s the case in most buildings. Not so, however, at One World Trade Center, where the journey is just as exciting as the destination. 

The elevators at 1 WTC take riders on an animated time lapse of New York’s rise, which shows how the city’s skyline has developed from the age of trees and drinkable river water to its current state as skyscraper capital of the world. 

The animation starts on ground level and plays until visitors reach the tower’s observatory atop the bulding.

Yes, it’s as amazing as it sounds: 


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