On April 30, 2012 the 104 storey tall One World Trade Center became the tallest building in New York City, surpassing the height of the Empire State Building. The epic project has taken 8 years to complete and costing $3.8 billion.
Since 2004, the EarthCam network has had cameras pointed at the construction site, documenting its progress. Taking images captured over the past eight years, they put together a time-lapse video(above) showcasing the construction progress from 2004-2012. For your pleasure, you can now watch eight years worth of construction in just two minutes.