Brooklyn-based photographer Benjamin Rosamund has created a thought-provoking time-lapse video of the construction of the One World Trade Center, the Daily Mail reports. Choosing from 30,000 photos that he took from the day construction began in 2006 to the day when construction was finished in 2012, Rosamund compressed 1,100 photos to create the two-minute video.
The One World Trade Center is a controversial piece of architecture—a symbol of recovery after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the tower was also stalled by many years of arguing between victims' family members and authorities. The completed building is part memorial, part commercial center and part transportation hub.
The building has incorporated new security measures to protect it from an incident like the one that felled the first trade towers. The first 20 stories of the tower are windowless and made of concrete that can withstand the blast from a truck bomb. All glass is shatter-proof. And the stairs and elevator shafts have their own ventilation system—one staircase is has been reserved for emergency services only.