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EarthCam Releases Time-Lapse of Renovation from Lady Liberty's Point of View


CrownCam Documents Efforts for Public Reopening on the 126th Anniversary

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

New York, October 26, 2012 -- Since arriving on American soil on October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty has only been closed to the public a few times. Each time the statue reopens is considered a significant event, and this time is no exception since Lady Liberty will become wheelchair accessible for the first time. On Sunday, October 28 – her 126th birthday – the public will have access to the crown once again. EarthCam is marking this special event with the release of a new 90-second time-lapse movie, detailing the year long efforts required and necessary staging for the pedestal renovation.

EarthCam, in partnership with the National Park Service, documented the renovation for historic record and to share with the world. A 16 megapixel construction camera, custom designed to be mounted in the torch, provides dramatic imagery of the work below from high above the Statue of Liberty's crown. EarthCam's webcam technology is currently being used on some of the country's most significant restoration projects, including St. Patrick's Cathedral, the Smithsonian Institution Arts & Industries Building and the rebuilding of the World Trade Center.

EarthCam teamed up with the Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation as part of the 125th anniversary festivities last year and gifted the Statue of Liberty with five webcams. Live from the torch balcony, EarthCam has continuously delivered unrivaled views of the statue and New York City for people around the world to enjoy. The TorchCam delivers an up close and ultra wide-angle interactive view of the famed golden torch. EarthCam created this innovative custom webcam technology for a completely unique viewing experience, inviting the world to see a section of the statue that has been closed to the public since 1916.

"As people increasingly utilize the internet to virtually travel the world, we're proud to provide our technology to the National Park Service and Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation and continue to make the Statue of Liberty accessible and a must visit destination”, said Brian Cury, CEO & Founder of EarthCam. “These unique webcam views are available to all, anytime from anywhere, and give people the opportunity to visit America, many of whom may never have the chance to see it in person."

Spectacular live streaming views of the ships in New York Harbor and the downtown Manhattan skyline, including the new towers at the World Trade Center, have quickly become fan favorites. Visitors can also interact with updating panoramas that include historic Ellis Island. For the last year, these views have been talked about and shared on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter.

EarthCam will continue to document the ongoing renovation progress until the monument is expected to fully reopen in early 2013. Visit www.earthcam.com/statueofliberty to enjoy live streaming and high resolution views of the Statue of Liberty. To watch EarthCam's commemorative time-lapse movie, visit www.youtube.com/earthcam. And be sure to wish Lady Liberty a Happy Birthday!

ABOUT EARTHCAM 

EarthCam is the global leader in delivering world class webcam content, technology and services. Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides time-lapse megapixel cameras, live streaming video and complete managed services for corporate and government clients in more than 1,500 international cities. With numerous applications in the construction, transportation, entertainment and tourism industries, EarthCam's revolutionary camera systems deliver superior HD clarity, monitoring, documenting and archiving of the world's most important projects and events.

The award winning company hosts many highly trafficked tourism cams, which offer views of popular locations and landmarks such as Times Square, the Las Vegas Sign, Abbey Road Crossing in London and Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.

To experience more of EarthCam, visit: http://www.earthcam.com.

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