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Friday 27 January 2023 Dublin: 5°C
# Going Up
This is what it will look like inside a lift in the new World Trade Centre
It includes the destroyed Twin Towers.

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THE ELEVATORS IN the new World Trade Centre will feature a fleeting glimpse of the destroyed Twin Towers.

The lift to the observation deck on the 102nd floor takes just 47 seconds and takes riders on a timelapse journey of the development of Manhattan.

It includes a realistic render of the old 1 World Trade Centre, the northern tower destroyed in the 9/11 attacks.

The shot lasts just four seconds before the tower dissolves.

David W Checketts, the chairman and chief executive of Legends Hospitality, who will run the observation deck, told the New York Times that the decision was unavoidable.

“We did not think you could ignore it. Having it appear in the year it did and disappear in the year it did was the respectful way of addressing the fact that it was part of the landscape.”

He said that there were strong opinions about the issue.

One World Trade Centre, as the tower is officially known, is a 104-storey, $3.9 billion project designed to fill the site of the September 11 terror attacks, which killed 2,606 people.

The public observatory will open next month.

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