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EarthCam Premieres New World Trade Center Time-Lapse Movie to Commemorate September 11th Anniversary


New York, September 11, 2013 -- Today, Americans across the country are pausing to reflect and honor all those lost on September 11, 2001. EarthCam is remembering the events of that day by sharing a special commemorative time-lapse movie. The video highlights the rebirth and continuous progress of American ingenuity at the World Trade Center site.

The two-minute time-lapse movie details the construction process for this impressive 2.6-million-square-foot building from October 2004 to September 2013, showcasing the resilience of the American spirit and the historic rise of this New York City icon. Over the past 9 years, EarthCam construction cameras documented progress from 35 critical angles with high definition megapixel imagery. Viewers are invited to watch the vertical rise of One World Trade Center and witness the transformation of downtown Manhattan, courtesy of hundreds of thousands of images. Included in the time-lapse are archives from EarthCam’s MegapixelCam across the Hudson River in Liberty State Park, which offer an all-encompassing view of the evolving city skyline. Watch as the spire is installed, bringing One WTC to a staggering height of 1,776 feet and securing the title of the tallest building in the United States. Finally, a breathtaking panorama auto-generated by EarthCam’s GigapixelCam delivers the most dramatic view and leaves a lasting impression.

EarthCam has been on site since 2001, when EarthCam CEO & Founder, Brian Cury, installed a webcam just days after the attacks on September 11th and this latest time-lapse movie commemorates the dedication by many involved in rebuilding lower New York City. All of the images have been donated to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum and were made available live at so people around the world could stay up-to-date on the constant progress and to educate future generations. New to the web page is an interactive view of the World Trade Center site, courtesy of EarthCam’s gigapixel webcam, which auto-generates 1 billion pixel panoramas. Special callouts on the image point out notable buildings and landmarks throughout the city that can be viewed from this aerial perspective.

Experience and watch the rebirth of the World Trade Center site with EarthCam’s commemorative time-lapse movie at


EarthCam is the global leader in delivering webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and complete managed services for corporate and government clients in more than 1,500 international cities. With numerous applications in the construction, transportation, entertainment industries, EarthCam's revolutionary gigapixel camera systems deliver superior HD clarity, monitoring, documenting and archiving of the world's most important projects and events.

Projects documented by EarthCam include: Barclays Center, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Statue of Liberty Restoration, Panama Canal Expansion, Smithsonian Institution Restoration, Brickell CityCentre, Hong Kong Disneyland, Washington Monument Restoration, Los Angeles International Airport, Denver Union Station, George W. Bush Presidential Center, Whitney Museum of American Art, Guggenheim in Abu Dhabi, Levi’s Stadium and National Museum of African American History and Culture.

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