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Watch 1WTC Construction in 2 Minutes

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

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NEW YORK CITY—It took One World Trade Center—the tallest building in the U.S.—11 years to rise to into its place in New York City’s iconic skyline.

But, if you have two minutes, you can watch the entire construction of the symbolic tower.

A new time-lapse video captures how floor after floor, the Ground Zero site has transformed over the years.

Observation Deck Open

The video, produced by EarthCam, was released at the end of May to mark the opening of the skyscraper’s observation deck on the top three floors of the building.

EarthCam / YouTube

The video shows the One World Trade Center construction in two minutes.

EarthCam said it cut together thousands of high-definition images to highlight the building’s progress from October 2004 to May 25, 2015—the last day of construction.

"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,” said Brian Cury, EarthCam's CEO and founder.

Three to four million people are expected to visit the One World Observatory during the first year. The observatory boasts views of the Empire State Building, the Statute of Liberty and the Brooklyn and Manhattan bridges.

About 1WTC

Designed by Skidmore, Owings & Merrill and built by Tishman Construction, 1WTC is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere and the fourth tallest in the world.

The building was designed to reach 1,776 feet in order to commemorate the year of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and to reaffirm the principles behind the nation’s founding in the face of attacks that destroyed the original World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

1WTC
Port Authority of New York and New Jersey

The building was designed to reach 1,776 feet in order to commemorate the year of the U.S. Declaration of Independence and to reaffirm the principles behind the nation’s founding in the face of attacks that destroyed the original World Trade Center towers on Sept. 11, 2001.

The 104-story building offers 3 million square feet of office space. Condé Nast is the building’s anchor tenant.

For more information and updates on construction and development on the 16-acre World Trade Center site, which includes a transportation hub, memorial and vehicle security center, see The Port Authority of New York & New Jersey website.

   

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