The tragic events of 9/11 left a void in the New York City skyline, but after 12 years, the building that will take the place of the twin towers , One World Trade Center, is nearing completion.

From October 2004 until September 2013, EarthCam created a commemorative time-lapse that chronicled the rise of the new skyscraper. At 104 stories and a staggering height of 1,776 feet, One World Trade Center is the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere.

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