Merely days after September 11, 2001, Brian Cury, CEO and founder of EarthCam, installed a camera near the devastation in New York to webcast the immense rescue and recovery mission surrounding the World Trade Center.
EarthCam has thus far collected more than one million images on-site, and has created a timelapse video in honor of the 9/11 Memorial Museum opening on May 15.
"As the recovery effort continued, we installed more cameras to document the rebuilding and construction of the site," details Cury on the YouTube video description. "A super hardworking team at EarthCam ... spent countless hours keeping the many webcams at the World Trade Center active for 4,617 days ... and counting.
"I hope this timelapse 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," further notes Cury on the YouTube video.
The original camera itself, along with all images captured, have since been donated to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.