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EarthCam Partners with Turner Construction Company to Premiere Time-Lapse Movie for San Diego New Central Library


New York, September 27, 2013 -- Doors will open tomorrow for a celebration ceremony and public dedication at the San Diego New Central Library in California. EarthCam is marking this momentous occasion with the premiere of their new construction time-lapse movie, highlighting progress from April 2011 to July 2013.

Turner Construction Company, one of the largest construction management companies in the United States, selected EarthCam’s 12 MegapixelCam construction camera to document progress for the new library in high definition imagery for detailed archival record and time-lapse photography. For 27 months, the professional webcam system reliably captured footage, which was shared with the surrounding community on a public web page. Visitors were able to track construction for the new $185 million library in the heart of downtown San Diego.

“EarthCam is the most effective and user-friendly webcam service I’ve ever used on any of my projects,” said Carmen Vann, Project Executive at Turner Construction Company. “The dashboard made it very easy to share project details and crystal-clear images with team members. EarthCam’s Creative Team designed a webpage where the community could also access and share high resolution pictures and they loved watching the construction progress.”

At the completion of the project, EarthCam Time-Lapse specialists pored over the nearly 77,000 archived images captured during the construction process for the 497,652-square-foot building. The images were hand-edited from over 48,000 hours of documented footage and coordinated with custom music to create a cinematic time-lapse movie, showcasing more than 2 years of construction progress in just 80 seconds. “The time-lapse video has already been used in countless presentations and media outlets,” said Vann.

Celebrate the opening of the San Diego New Central Library and click here to watch the building come to life with EarthCam’s new time-lapse.


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: National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Barclays Center, Statue of Liberty Restoration, Panama Canal Expansion, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, 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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