04/26/2012 12:29 pm ET

1 WTC Construction Time-Lapse Video Records Historic Rise

As 1 World Trade Center inches closer to replacing the Empire State as the tallest building in New York, a newly released time-lapse video documents the building's epic construction, from inception to what it is today in just two minutes.

The video, produced by EarthCam, captures 1 World Trade's historic rise, which is expected to hit a major milestone to surpass the Empire State building's 1,545 feet as early as next Monday.

1 World Trade Center is slated to complete construction at the end of 2013 and will stand at 1,776 feet tall.

Upon the 10th anniversary of September 11th, HuffPost Travel shot a similar time-lapse video, but over the course of one day with frames taken every five seconds. See below for the mesmerizing documentation:

Recent photos captured by the WTC's progress: