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Time-Lapse Video Captures 9 Years of World Trade Center Construction

By Irene Plagianos | September 11, 2013 1:08pm
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LOWER MANHATTAN — It took more than nine years for One World Trade Center to rise 1,776 feet into the air, from foundation to spire, but thanks to a new video, you can watch the whole process — in less than two minutes.

To help commemorate the 12th anniversary of 9/11, webcam company EarthCam has released a time-lapse that captures nine years of construction at the World Trade Center site, from October 2004 to this September.

The video speeds through almost of decade of work at the entire site, with a special focus on One World Trade Center.

Earthcam's webcams have been focused on the site for years. Through its website, visitors can keep constant tabs on progress at the World Trade Center site.