EarthCam Launches Christmas Tree Cam in Celebration of the Holiday Season
EarthCam Partners With the NYC DOT in an Effort to Increase Tourism in Manhattan
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New York, December 9, 2003 -- ">EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), the Internet's premier global webcam network and a leader in webcasting technology, is pleased to announce the launch of its Christmas Tree Cam (www.earthcam.com/events/christmastree). In an effort to continue to increase tourism in New York City during this upcoming holiday season, EarthCam has partnered with the New York City Department of Transportation to present the Christmas Tree Cam live from Rockefeller Center.
EarthCam’s Christmas Tree Cam will capture the glimmering and spectacular sights of the world famous Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree and the surrounding plaza in New York City. This year's tree is a 79-foot Norway Spruce from Manchester, CT, and is covered with more than 5 miles of lights. Each year, the tree is selected by helicopter search, then cut down and transported to Rockefeller Center, at 50th Street and 5th Avenue, in early November. Commencing in 1933, this long-standing tradition has attracted millions of local New Yorkers and tourists each year to visit the tree and its added surroundings.
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