Next year, visitors to New York City will be able to ride one of the world’s fastest elevators, ascending 102 floors in 60 seconds, to One World Trade Center’s observatory. The observatory will feature a 360-degree view of the city, dining options, a gift shop, event space, interactive exhibits and the “See Forever” theater where visitors can watch a movie about the city. To receive updates, sign up at the official website: www.oneworldobservatory.com. Watch this video to get a virtual tour of the attraction from start to finish.
When it gets windy in Lower Manhattan, residents report hearing an eerie, high-pitched sound from the top of One World Trade Center. This made national news a few months ago when the strange sounds were first reported by residents during Hurricane Sandy and then again in late November. We all know that high winds can produce weird sounds. Especially on tall structures. However, I will let you draw your own conclusions as to what might be the cause by viewing the videos below.
Well, apparently it is not just the Lower Manhattan area that has been experiencing these sounds. A little research on YouTube produced dozens of videos taken around the world with the same type of sound. Many of the videos were taken in wooded areas nowhere near tall structures. I have posted a video compilation of some of them below. Maybe I should have waited for Halloween to post this video! Special note: If there’s something strange in your neighborhood I know who you can call.
Here are some great photos of the finishing touches on the new One World Trade Center (New York). Photos are credited to the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey.