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Cool tech at the top of One World Trade Center

  • Incredible views -- and amazing technology -- await visitors at One World Observatory, on the 100th to 102nd floors of One World Trade Center. CBS News
    By JEAN SONG & JASON KASHDAN

    The 360-degree views of New York City and beyond aren't the only attractions that will keep visitors at One World Observatory engaged 100 to 102 floors above the One World Trade Center grounds.

    "This whole experience is built around technology," said David Checketts, CEO of Legends, the company operating the observatory, which opens to the public May 29.

    Checketts said Universal Theme Park designers, overseen by former Disney executive David Kirschner, were hired to help create the experience.

    From elevators that boast a virtual time-lapse of the New York City skyline to interactive tools that help visitors explore and learn about the city, CBS News got a close-up look at the technology inside the tallest building in the Western hemisphere.

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