If you haven't been to the tallest and most inspiring building in the western hemisphere, Eric Greenfield has this to say: Go! You will be amazed!!!!
Greenfield, along with a slew of other New Yorkers and out-of-towners, rode up 1,254 feet to the 102nd floor of New York City's Freedom Tower. The elevator surrounds occupants with a virtual time-lapse experience that recreates the development of New York City's skyline from the 1500's to the present with floor- to-ceiling LED technology. The elevator zips up to the top in less than 60 seconds.
Greenfield exits the elevator and finds himself in a narrow, high ceilinged room with an entire wall of screens featuring a two-minute video displaying a kaleidoscope of city life. The music crescendos, the screens in the room begin to rise, and a breathtaking aerial view of New York City is unveiled.
Greenfield is on top of the world in the 360 degree observatory. As if for the first time, he's keenly aware that the city is indeed an island; that it is comprised of 5 boroughs, each with a different persona; the geography of the island takes shape.; and the rivers, bridges, buildings, and skyline all come to life.