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EarthCam Premieres Camera Embedded in Washington Monument for July 4th Fireworks

World's first 5G live-stream view of fireworks from 500 feet above Washington DC

June 30, 2022 -- Washington, DC, Thursday, June 30, 2022 - Looking for the best seats to view Independence Day celebrations across the USA? Check out EarthCam’s newest 5G webcam, now live-streaming from the highest point in the nation's capital - the Washington Monument. 24/7 views over the National Mall in Washington, DC are delivered in higher resolution than ever by EarthCam’s specially designed camera, installed this week into a secret, 3" diameter hole drilled by engineers in 2011 to allow climbers to rappel down the monument to inspect earthquake damage. 

To enable millions to peer out through this tiny aperture, EarthCam used 3D-printed components and a laser-cut lens to maximize the image quality with their custom 5G camera which now live streams amazing new wide-angle views of Washington DC. To preview b-roll of the manufacture and installation of EarthCam’s camera, click here.

The camera upgrade was carried out as part of EarthCam’s partnership with the Trust for the National Mall, the non-profit partner of the National Park Service on the National Mall that works to restore, preserve and enrich the National Mall. The camera view is also available on the Trust for the National Mall’s #MonumentCam. MonumentCam — Trust for the National Mall

“The Trust for the National Mall is grateful to our partners at EarthCam for upgrading the majestic view of America’s Front Yard on #MonumentCam just in time for the spectacular Fourth of July fireworks and festivities,” said Catherine Townsend, Trust for the National Mall President & CEO. “This new camera feed, available 24/7 to viewers around the world is an example of how our partners help bring critical upgrades to life on the National Mall to enrich the experience for all who visit – whether virtually or in person,” she added.

EarthCam is offering broadcasters live-streaming views of fireworks displays throughout the holiday weekend, from New York to San Diego. Fourth of July fireworks are back in force this year in cities across the country. Starting on Friday in Fountain Hills, AZ, through Monday the Fourth in cities like Baltimore, New York, and Dallas, ending on the west coast in San Francisco. New locations this year include, The Chicago 'SkyDeck', Cincinnati, OH, Bretton Woods, NH and the Rockefeller Center's 'Top of the Rock' in New York City.

View the Washington Monument Cam here

EarthCam will be livestreaming these locations on YouTube all Fourth of July weekend, switching between the cameras in real time to ensure the best firework show is on display.  

Preview EarthCam's YouTube Live edited stream here:

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EarthCam is the global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, it provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and 360° reality capture for corporate and government clients. The company leads the industry with the highest resolution imagery available, including the world’s first outdoor gigapixel panorama camera system. This patented technology delivers superior multi-billion pixel clarity for monitoring and archiving important projects and events across the globe. EarthCam’s all-weather webcams, innovative software and mobile applications enable users to showcase unique views, increase exposure and generate positive public relations. The company is headquartered on a 10-acre campus in northern New Jersey and maintains 13 additional offices internationally.

The Webby Award winning company hosts many highly trafficked tourism cams, with views of popular locations and landmarks such as Times Square, Hollywood Boulevard, World Trade Center, Statue of Liberty, Miami Beach, Key West, Bourbon Street, Temple Bar in Dublin, CN Tower, Atlantis the Palm Dubai and Abbey Road Crossing in London.

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