Time-Lapse Captures 11-Year Construction of One World Trade Center

To mark the recent opening of the observation tower at One World Trade Center in New York City, a time-lapse video showing construction of the 1,776-ft-tall steel-framed tower has been released by EarthCam. The two-minute video shows the 11-year building progress at the site from initial groundwork through installation of the 400-ft-tall spire that tops out the skyscraper.

Produced and directed by Brian Cury, EarthCam's CEO & Founder, "It's our mission to continue to document this for future generations, so people can see what it took to rebuild these important 16 acres."

For more on 1WTC, see the MSC article “Rising to the Top” (02/2014).