time-lapse courtesy of EarthCam

Out of the Ashes: Incredible Video of the Rise of One World Trade Center

September 11, 2013

Today, millions of Americans will remember the devastating tragedy that occurred 12  years ago on September 11, 2001. And just as we as a nation have rebuilt our lives, so has the World Trade Center been rebuilt as a symbol of our country's freedom and resilience.

As the building nears completion, EarthCam has released a video today, highlighting construction progress from October 2004 to September 2013. This commemorative video features hundreds of thousands of high-definition images were captured over the past nine years to show the rise of One World Trade Center, including the spire installation, bringing it to a symbolic and staggering height of 1,776 feet.

"Providing and maintaining the World Trade Center and September 11 Memorial Museum webcams for over 10 years is a passion project for our company," said Lisa Kelly, Director of Strategic Sales at EarthCam, "We are proud to donate the footage to the world, showing the rebirth of lower Manhattan."

Watch EarthCam's extraordinary video below:

(time-lapse courtesy of EarthCam)