Time-Lapse of Tallest Hotel From Ground to 750 Feet High in Less Than 60 Seconds

It took more than two years to complete the tallest hotel in North America, standing in New York City at 68 stories high, but a time-lapse video is letting people see the construction go up in less than 60 seconds.

The Marriott Courtyard-Residence Inn Central Park, which is 750-feet tall and features 639 guest rooms owned by G Holdings, opened for business Tuesday.

Marriott construction time-lapse
Early construction of the “tallest single-use hotel” in North America. (Image source: YouTube)
Marriott construction time-lapse
Mid-construction (Image source: YouTube)
Marriott construction time-lapse
The final product (Image source: YouTube)

Watch the skyline-changing hotel rise up in this video from Earthcam posted Thursday:

A news release about the hotel described it as the “$320 million tallest single-use hotel in North America.” Another hotel currently under construction could change this designation somewhat. The Washington Post reported that a Four Seasons currently going up in Manhattan will be taller, but because it will include condos, it won’t be considered a “single-use hotel.”

“In addition to fabulous views, a stellar New York City location and amenities galore, our 21st century telecommunications, with free international phone calls, digital systems and hi-tech wiring, set these hotels far above the standard that business travelers and tourists expect,” Harry Gross, president and CEO of G Holdings, said in a statement. “We are proud to introduce these spectacular hotels to New York City.”

(H/T: Gizmodo)

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