EarthCam to Observe September 11th by Featuring Ground Zero Cam
One Year Later, EarthCam Continues Live Webcam Coverage From Ground Zero
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New York, September 4, 2002 -- a, Arial">EarthCam (www.earthcam.com), the Internet's premier global webcam network and leader in webcasting technology, will feature its Ground Zero Cam (www.earthcam.com/groundzero), along with the time-lapse archives from the camera, in observance of the one-year anniversary of September 11th.
The launch of the Ground Zero Cam came less than two weeks after the devastating attack that took place in New York City on September 11, 2001. Through EarthCam's Ground Zero Cam, viewers have been able to see exclusive live images around the clock of the courageous crews who worked on the Ground Zero recovery efforts. Views from this camera are free and continue to provide comfort and healing to family members of the victims, members of the military, and individuals worldwide. Visitors to the Ground Zero Cam are able to see the rebuilding efforts from multiple angles, along with a view of the memorial site located outside St. Paul's Chapel.
"We originally produced the Ground Zero Cam as a way to generate donations to the FDNY and other charitable websites," said Brian Cury, CEO and Founder. "Since launching the Ground Zero Cam, we have received thousands of emails commending New York City's recovery efforts and acknowledging the comfort they feel in being able to view Ground Zero. From people affected directly by the events of September 11th to those in remote areas of the world offering sympathy, the response has been overwhelming and for that reason, our plan is to continue to share this view with the world."
For nearly one year now, EarthCam has archived images from its Ground Zero Cam on an ongoing basis in an effort to encapsulate the extensive recovery efforts that have taken place. Archiving several thousands of images per week, EarthCam has amassed a substantial amount of content from which it created 3 time-lapse movies (www.earthcam.com/usa/newyork/groundzero/archives.html) for visitors to the Ground Zero Cam to watch. Coupled with these time-lapse movies is a gallery of images from the 11th of each month since September 11th. This collection of images provides a brief but powerful look at the amazing recovery and rebuilding efforts made since the tragedy.
In addition to the live camera and archives, visitors to the Ground Zero Cam page can find a before and after picture comparison of the remains of the fountain that once stood as the centerpiece of World Trade Center plaza. The fountain sat amidst the ruins and was visible, until removed during the recovery effort, on the Ground Zero Cam for an extended period of time. This picture comparison provides a shocking and surreal visual perspective and acts as a prominent reminder of the scale of the disaster that engulfed New York.
EarthCam received help and support from Riese Restaurants and AirLink Communications as they supplied a location and a wireless modem, respectively.
EarthCam.com is the leading network of live webcams and, as the premier webcam portal, offers the most comprehensive search engine of webcams from around the world. EarthCam provides complete infrastructure services to manage, host and maintain live streaming video camera systems for it's corporate clients. Clients include MSN, Yahoo!, Intel, AOL/Time Warner, ESPN, Panasonic, Ford, NASA, Kodak, Toys "R" Us, This Old House and Discovery.com. As the foremost provider of live images on the Internet, EarthCam webcasts events such as the Daytona 500, Mardi Gras, New Year's Eve in Times Square and the Super Bowl for the NFL. Visit EarthCam at www.earthcam.com.