The 9/11 Memorial Museum officially opens next week, and after a beautiful dedication ceremony last week, EarthCam released a time-lapse video showing 10 years of construction at ground zero.
Brian Cury, founder and CEO of EarthCam, said in a letter that the video serves as a tribute to the years of hard work put into construction at the site.
“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,” wrote Cury. “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.”
The time-lapse video is said to feature over a million unique images of the construction over the 10-year period, and EarthCam has donated them all, including the camera itself, to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
“We at EarthCam are committed to continuing this photographic documentation to educate future generations and have donated all the images as well as the original camera to the 9/11 Memorial Museum,” Cury concluded in the letter. “I hope this time-lapse serves as a way to recognize that for the 10 years of construction, there was constant progress made to rebuild these important 16 acres of America.”