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1 WTC Construction Time-Lapse Video Records Historic Rise

Posted: 04/26/2012 12:29 pm Updated: 04/26/2012 12:29 pm

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:

One World Trade Center Becomes Tallest Building In New York
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NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: One World Trade Center building, which is under construction on the site of the destroyed original World Trade Center, is seen on April 30, 2012 in New York City. One World Trade officially surpassed the height of the Empire State Building today to become New York City's tallest building. With its unfinished frame the building stands at a little more than 1,250 feet high. It is not expected to reach its full height for at least another year, when it will likely to be declared the tallest building in the United States and the third-tallest in the world. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

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