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.
Early construction of the "tallest single-use hotel" in North America. (Image source: YouTube)
Mid-construction (Image source: YouTube)
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."