Stunning elevator ride up One World Trade Center shows 515 years of NYCCasey Chan4/20/15 4:33pm3537EditPromoteGo to permalink Beautiful. Breathtaking. Tragic. Saddening. Historic. The new One World Trade Center’s observatory has elevators that display a 515-year visual timeline of New York City’s skyline and it’s an incredible view. Like if you were in a glass elevator and watching history unfold right before your eyes.