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Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor’s Center [VIDEO]

Last week we pointed out a video with images from the evacuation of lower Manhattan on September 11, 2011.  This week we found a time-lapse video of the construction of one of the memorials which have been built to commemorate those who lost their lives that day.

The Flight 93 National Memorial Visitor’s Center is now open near Shanksville, Pennsylvania near the place where United flight number 93 crashed 14 years ago.  Construction on the memorial began in August 2010 and took five years to complete, just in time for the Center’s grand opening on September 10, 2015 – one day before the 14th anniversary of the Flight’s tragic and heroic end on 9/11.

On the website for the Center, the National Park Service summarizes the history behind the memorial:

“On Tuesday morning, September 11, 2001, the U.S. came under attack when four commercial airliners were hijacked and used to strike targets on the ground. Nearly 3,000 people tragically lost their lives. Because of the actions of the 40 passengers and crew aboard one of the planes, Flight 93, the attack on the U.S. Capitol was thwarted.”

Situated between Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Washington D.C., and New York City, the website encourages citizens to visit by pointing out that “the memorial is within a 500-mile radius of two-thirds of the nation's population.”

EarthCam captured images of the construction as it progressed, and has condensed the 5-year project into the 1½-minute time-lapse video below.

Photos courtesy of the National Park Service