EarthCam, the international webcam technology experts, released their official time-lapse movie marking the completion of the first year of construction for the Flight 93 National Memorial. Located in Shanksville, PA, the memorial honors the fallen passengers and crew of United Airlines Flight 93 and will be dedicated on September 10, 2011, the day before the tenth anniversary of the September 11th attacks. The time-lapse movie can be viewed on the memorial website.
EarthCam partnered with the National Park Foundation, the charitable arm of the National Park Service and charitable partner of the Flight 93 National Memorial Campaign, to document construction of the Flight 93 National Memorial. The beautiful memorial is being constructed at the crash site in Stonycreek Township, PA, and will serve as the centerpiece of a large and expansive 2,200-acre park. EarthCam's webcam technology has been on-site for one year and all progress has been documented under the watchful eye of our 12 MegapixelCam Advanced. This heavy-duty, all-weather webcam offers live streaming video and unmatched high definition images of the project site. EarthCam will continue to document the construction of the memorial until its completion. To support the building of the Flight 93 National Memorial, people are encouraged to visit www.honorflight93.org.
"We are grateful to EarthCam for giving people everywhere the opportunity to watch history in the making as we build a national memorial honoring all of those lost on September 11, including the 40 heroes on board Flight 93," said Neil Mulholland, President and CEO of the National Park Foundation.
"EarthCam takes great pride in being selected to document the construction of the Flight 93 National Memorial," said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam. “This camera gives viewers the unique opportunity to watch as this site is transformed into a momentous tribute, and we hope the camera brings peace and comfort to the families that were affected. Our hope is to inspire people to visit this unique national memorial and support the National Park Service in its effort to preserve this important landscape."
The National Park Foundation works hand in hand with the National Park Service to strengthen and connect all Americans to our parks, so they are protected for present and future generations. In the spirit of upholding those ideals, EarthCam provides live footage of construction progress from the memorial site so visitors from all over the globe can see this significant project and enjoy it for years to come. The live webcam can be viewed at www.honorflight93.org/webcam. With the ability to pan around the site using the navigation tools, explore the image archives and view a time-lapse movie, viewers are able to experience the memorial as if they are actually there and can return as often as they like at any time. For those who are unable to physically travel to the site, the web page serves as the perfect vehicle for an equal opportunity to experience this major event.
EarthCam is the recognized global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services to business and government agencies. The company, which started in 1996, offers construction webcam technology and services to some of the largest international construction companies and developers in the world. 36 State Departments of Transportation and 80 of the Top 100 construction companies rely on EarthCam's expertise to monitor and document their projects. Additional projects currently being documented by EarthCam include: The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, The Panama Canal Expansion, Smithsonian Institution Restoration, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Madison Square Garden, Hong Kong Disneyland, Los Angeles International Airport, Ivanpah Solar Generating Field, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Denver Union Station, George W. Bush Presidential Library, National Institute of Health, and The Guggenheim and Louvre Museums in Abu Dhabi.
To view the memorial site live, visit www.honorflight93.org/webcam.
ABOUT THE FLIGHT 93 NATIONAL MEMORIAL
On Sept. 24, 2002, President Bush signed into law the Flight 93 National Memorial Act. The Act created a new national park unit to commemorate the passengers and crew of Flight 93 who, on September 11, 2001, courageously gave their lives thereby thwarting a planned attack on our nation’s capital. The memorial is near Shanksville, Pennsylvania, where Flight 93 crashed with the loss of its 40 passengers and crew. For more information about the Flight 93 National Memorial, please visit www.nps.gov/flni. For information on how to make a donation and help build the memorial, go to www.honorflight93.org.
ABOUT THE NATIONAL PARK FOUNDATION
The National Park Foundation is the official charity of America’s national parks. Founded by Congress, we work hand in hand with the National Park Service to strengthen and connect all Americans to our parks, so they are protected for present and future generations. It is a legacy that began more than a century ago, when private citizens took action to first establish, then protect and endow our national parks. Today, the National Park Foundation carries on that tradition as the only national charitable partner for America’s national parks. To learn more visit www.nationalparks.org.