20-Year Time Lapse World Trade Center September 11 Attacks
EarthCam has just released the longest running time-lapse project in the company’s history spanning 20 years. Company CEO and Founder, Brian Cury, installed a webcam just days after the attacks to broadcast the rescue mission to the families of the missing and eventually into the rebuilding process. EarthCam developed innovative new robotic DSLR camera technology necessary to document this in the highest resolution possible. Read more to see the short film “Never Forgotten” and for additional information.



This DSLR technology enabled EarthCam to capture panoramic footage every few minutes for 20 years, documenting the transformation of downtown Manhattan from over 100 viewing angles with a total of 13.3 million individual photos. All 20-years of content that you see here, in addition to the original EarthCam camera, have been donated to the National 9/11 Memorial & Museum.

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We appreciate EarthCam’s unprecedented contribution of 20 years of historic images, which have meticulously recorded the rebuilding that transformed this sacred space. This creative time-lapse both honors the legacy of those who were killed and embodies hope for the future, as we see these remarkable new structures that surround the Memorial as evidence of lower Manhattan’s resilience and renewal,” said 9/11 Memorial President and CEO Alice M. Greenwald.