Ode to the spirit of americans
EarthCam, a network of streaming live webcams around the planet, documented the construction of the One World Trade Center tower between February 2010 and September 2012 from multiple angles, by day and by night. The skyscraper is now the tallest building in New York City.
“WE REMEMBER; WE REBUILD; WE COME BACK STRONGER” President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama look out onto the World Trade Center Memorial from 1WTC — which is still under construction — during a visit to lower Manhattan on June 14; the President signed a steel beam that will be installed at the top of the building. (Photos: Carolyn Kaster / AP [top]; Justin Lane / EPA via the New York Daily News)