Stunning Timelapse Shows 11 Years Of Construction On One World Trade Center
Jun 5, 2015
Today, One World Trade Center is fully constructed and open to the public. Floors 100-102 have been turned into an observatory. At a height of 1,298 feet, it stands as the tallest building in the Western hemisphere and the fourth tallest worldwide. To commemorate the opening of the observatory, EarthCam released this video of the 11-year construction process as a timelapse, which uses hundreds of thousands of high-definition images taken between October 2004 and May 2015.
Back in 2004, ground was broken to begin construction on One World Trade Center, the successor to the WTC towers that fell on 9/11/2001 in one of the most tragic and horrific attacks of terrorism the world has ever seen. The project was an ambitious one, and it needed to be appropriate given the gravity of what it meant to construct something in that particular location.