From out of the ashes and debris, New York City rebuilt an icon.
On September 11, 2001, the World Trade Center was destroyed. Over the past nine years, One World Trade Center (also known as the Freedom Tower) rose from that debris and destruction. Standing at a symbolic 1,776 feet tall, the new building is the tallest in the Western Hemisphere. A webcam company recorded the entire construction process, and, using hundreds of thousands of high-definition images, compressed the entire iconic construction project into a two minute video.
Click play above, and watch as the Freedom Tower rises above New York, from 2004 to 2013. It's a compelling example of determination, progress, and the Human spirit. Enjoy!