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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