EarthCam Launches New Ground Zero Cam
EarthCam Provides Live Coverage from the World Trade Center Redevelopment Site
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New York, March 11, 2004 -- EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), the Internet's premier global webcam network and leader in webcasting technology, is proud to announce the launch of its new Ground Zero Cam (www.earthcam.com/groundzero). The installation of EarthCam's second camera viewing the World Trade Center redevelopment site comes two and a half years after the devastating attack that took place in New York City on September 11, 2001.
"The Ground Zero Cam is a sobering reminder of the tragic events that took place and a memorial to the heroes lost on September 11th," said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder of EarthCam, Inc. "The camera offers the world a unique perspective of the redevelopment, at the same time creating an historical chronicle of America's rebuilding effort."
Perched atop the Millenium Hilton located in the heart of New York City's Financial District, EarthCam's new Ground Zero Cam enables visitors to see the construction at the World Trade Center redevelopment site. The strategic vantage point affords views of the "footprints" where the Twin Towers once stood, along with shots of the Manhattan skyline and the Statue of Liberty.
The Ground Zero Cam website was first launched with one camera on September 24, 2001 and has since become the most popular "Ground Zero" destination on the Internet as dictated by Google. The website offers a host of images and archived video that show many aspects of the terrorism and heroism of 9-11. Additionally, a new 24-hour time-lapse archive provides a look at the previous day of images from the 2 cameras included on the Ground Zero Cam website.
EarthCam is the recognized leader in providing live streaming video webcam software and technology solutions to businesses. Commencing in 1996, EarthCam began developing the proprietary software, network infrastructure and technical expertise that now allows it to deliver millions of live images to thousands of users each day. EarthCam provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for its corporate clients. Clients include Kodak, Panasonic, Ford, Turner Construction, the Army Corps of Engineers, NASA, United Forming, Lockheed Martin, New York City Department of Transportation, City of Chicago, AOL/Time Warner, Verizon, Motorola and Toys "R" Us. As the foremost provider of live images on the Internet, EarthCam webcasts events such as the Daytona 500, New Year's Eve in Times Square and the Super Bowl for the NFL. WebCamStore.com is EarthCam's full-service e-commerce site dedicated solely to providing webcam solutions. Visit EarthCam at www.earthcam.net.