New York, May 15, 2014 -- After years of anticipation and countless hours of labor, today is the Dedication Ceremony for the 9/11 Memorial Museum. Honoring the victims and heroes of the September 11 attacks at the World Trade Center, the museum will be open 24 hours a day for the next six days so family members, survivors, first responders and community members can tour the museum before it opens to the public on May 21. EarthCam is contributing to this momentous event with the release of a new time-lapse movie, documenting construction of the memorial pools and museum from groundbreaking to completion.
EarthCam’s megapixel construction cameras captured progress of the 110,000-square-foot exhibit and the HD images are being used for time-lapse photography and historic record. From October 2004 to May 2014, millions of photos of the jobsite were archived and EarthCam’s on-site producers edited the footage into a commemorative two and a half minute time-lapse movie. Also visible in the time-lapse is the “Survivor Tree,” which was discovered and nurtured after the September 11 attacks and is a living reminder of strength and resilience.
“Dedicating the past 13 years to providing technology to create this time-lapse is our way of honoring the victims of 9/11,” said Brian Cury, EarthCam CEO & Founder. “I hope it serves as a way to recognize that for the ten years of construction, there was constant progress made to rebuild these important 16 acres of America.”
Cury personally installed the first camera just days after the attacks on September 11 to webcast the rescue and recovery for families, and the world, to see the brave determination of first responders. A small, dedicated team at EarthCam has worked tirelessly to keep the cameras up and running for 4,617 days… and counting. New technology was even developed based on the importance of this jobsite and many images are from the patent-pending GigapixelCam, a camera capable of taking thousands of photos that are stitched into a panorama with over one billion pixels. All of the images and the original camera have been donated to the National September 11 Memorial Museum. EarthCam is keeping people around the world up-to-date on the progress at http://www.911memorial.org/911-memorial-webcam and is continuing to provide photographic documentation to educate future generations.
Witness ten years of construction in two and a half minutes with EarthCam’s new time-lapse of the 9/11 Memorial Museum at www.youtube.com/earthcam.
EarthCam is the global leader in delivering webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video and time-lapse construction cameras for corporate and government clients worldwide. EarthCam's revolutionary gigapixel camera systems deliver superior billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving the world's most important projects and events. In 2013, EarthCam’s technology documented more than $120,000,000,000 of valued construction work.
Landmark and New York projects documented by EarthCam include: Statue of Liberty and Washington Monument Restorations, Whitney Museum of American Art, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, The National WWII Museum, Smithsonian Institution Restoration, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Flight 93 National Memorial, Madison Square Garden, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Yankee Stadium, MetLife Stadium, New NY Bridge, Hudson Yards, Coney Island Redevelopment, Barclays Center, 432 Park, Hearst Tower, IAC Headquarters, The Standard, The High Line and Seaside Heights Boardwalk.