10-Year Timelapse of the 9/11 Memorial Construction in NYC

Construction at the former site of the World Trade Center Towers has been underway for over a decade in an effort to emblemize the site as a tribute to the the victims of 9/11. The National September 11 Memorial Museum, which opened May 21, 2014, took nearly 10 years to create and was documented in the form of a well-planned timelapse video:

The timelapse chronicles the construction site from the beginning of the project, which started in October 2004, all the way through its completion in May of 2014. The cameras, which were positioned around the site to create the timelapse, collected footage for an astounding 4,617 consecutive days–and continue to do so–giving EarthCam, the timelapse creators, over one million images to choose from when making the timelapse video.


Image of the 9/11 site from 2004.

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The museum just weeks away from its grand opening.

“Within days of this national tragedy, I personally installed a camera to webcast the rescue and recovery for the families, and the world, to see the brave determination of first responders. As the recovery effort continued, we installed more cameras to document the rebuilding and construction of the site. This commemorative time-lapse honors the victims of 9/11 and is dedicated to their families and friends, with special gratitude to the first responders and the steadfast construction teams.”

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