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EarthCam Premieres Construction Time-Lapse for Barclays Center Grand Opening


New York, September 27, 2012 -- EarthCam, the recognized leader in webcam technology, is celebrating the grand opening of the new Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY with the premiere of their theatrical construction time-lapse. The cinematic movie showcases the progress for this massive project from foundation to completion.

EarthCam's construction camera technology, including eight live streaming webcams and two high definition megapixel systems, were strategically positioned around the jobsite to document all progress leading up to the groundbreaking in March 2010. The cameras then followed both interior and exterior construction through completion. EarthCam's Time-Lapse production team combed through the massive library of captured images and edited them into a theatrical-quality time-lapse movie. The movie highlights the most dynamic views of the project and serves as the perfect homecoming for this new multi-purpose arena. To see the official time-lapse, visit:

Barclays Center will open its doors to the public on Friday, September 28th with a concert by JAY Z, the first of his eight sold-out shows. The new arena will serve as the first building that is part of the Atlantic Yards development in Brooklyn. Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies and designed by architectural firms AECOM and SHoP, Barclays Center serves as the new home of the NBA's Brooklyn Nets and will host more than 200 events in its first year, including concerts, college basketball, family shows, boxing, and more.


EarthCam is the recognized global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services to business and government agencies. The company, which started in 1996, offers construction webcam technology and services to some of the largest international construction companies and developers in the world. 36 State Departments of Transportation and 85 of the Top 100 construction companies rely on EarthCam's expertise to monitor and document their projects. Projects documented by EarthCam include: Flight 93 National Memorial, National September 11 Memorial & Museum, Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial, Panama Canal Expansion, Smithsonian Institution Restoration, San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, Madison Square Garden, Hong Kong Disneyland, Los Angeles International Airport, Denver Union Station, George W. Bush Presidential Center, National Institute of Health, Whitney Museum of American Art, National Museum of African American History and Culture, Guggenheim and Louvre.

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Barclays Center will showcase the world’s most thrilling entertainment and sports events right in the heart of Brooklyn, New York. Developed by Brooklyn-based real estate developer Forest City Ratner Companies and designed by the award-winning architectural firms AECOMM and SHoP Architects, Barclays Center serves as the new home of the NBA’s Brooklyn Nets and boasts one of the most intimate seating configurations ever designed for a modern multi-purpose arena. Approximately 18,000 seats with unparalleled sightlines are ready to welcome sports fans to the action and audiences of up to 19,000 can be accommodated for musical performances. Brooklyn’s own Jay-Z has sold out eight shows that launch Barclay Center’s inaugural season - already packed with world-class talent such as Barbra Streisand, Justin Bieber, Rihanna, the Who, Bob Dylan, John Legend, Neil Young, Andrea Bocelli, Journey, Rush, Leonard Cohen and Juan Luis Guerra and Juanes, among others. The arena’s 101 luxury suites, four bars/lounges, three clubs and the newest location of Jay-Z’s 40/40 CLUB & Restaurant by American Express all guarantee that an event at Barclays Center is destined to be a memorable one. 


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