FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich. (WXYZ) - It's the tallest skyscraper in the western hemisphere, but the visual majesty of One World Trade Center is only part of the story.
While traveling up the elevator, a time-lapse animation overs 500 years in just 50 seconds. You see the New York City skyline grow right in front of you, but what you hear is actually a Motor City soundtrack.
Brian Yessian and his team of sound mixers, editors and composers at Yessian Music in Farmington Hills spend most of their time fine-tuning sound for adds.
But, he won the bid to provide music and sound for every facet of the One World Trade Center experience.
"I mean, this is like one of those legacy projects that only come around once in your lifetime," Brain said.
The project had a two-year window, and gave Brian a chance to dig deep, account for every note, and capture the emotions of One World Trade Center with pitch-perfect harmony.
The team also composed music for the observatory's "See Forever" theater, a panoramic screen that greets you at the top of the tower. The crew built a temporary studio on-site to ensure the score rings true from every angle.