Despite the Hans Zimmer-esque score going so hard that it feels like Batman is going to swoop in any moment and the now-trite tilt-shift trick, this is a worthwhile time-lapse, promise! Watch the ant-like swarms of New Yorkers from the Central Park, to the Lincoln Center, to the skyline flash-morphing day-to-night in Jarrod Valliere’s Saving New York while Bobby Kennedy delivers a speech so eloquent we’re nostalgic for this level of rhetoric.
And then… “We must admit the vanity of our false distinctions” coincides with the new World Trade being built. Coincidence or commentary? Hmm.