With the 'Stone of Hope' standing at 30 feet and this unique camera positioned at a similar height, visitors can stand alongside Dr. King and experience the memorial from his vantage point.
Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 13, 2011
EarthCam, the international webcam technology experts, is proud to announce the premiere of their official construction time-lapse movie of the Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial. EarthCam will unveil the time-lapse on EarthCam.com today, leading up to the memorial's dedication on October 16th.
Viewers of the time-lapse will witness the creation of the newest memorial on The National Mall since the World War II Memorial's dedication in 2004. The documentation of the construction began in March 2010 when EarthCam installed a specialized robotic megapixel camera system. Throughout each day, the camera scanned the busy jobsite on the Potomac River and captured high resolution images from 8 preset locations. In addition, the camera automatically stitched together 18 shots to create an impressive megapixel panorama. EarthCam then selected the best images out of thousands and has edited those images for its theatrical-quality time-lapse movie for the Memorial Foundation's archival records. The project archives are available for public viewing at http://www.earthcam.com/mlk and http://www.mlkmemorial.org.
“EarthCam is honored to be an integral part in documenting this significant memorial for future generations”, states Brian Cury, CEO & Founder of EarthCam. “EarthCam takes great pride in the ability to inspire people from around the world by bringing them to important places and offering memorable views. With the 'Stone of Hope' standing at 30 feet and this unique camera positioned at a similar height, visitors can stand alongside Dr. King and experience the memorial from his vantage point.”
The Washington, DC Martin Luther King, Jr. National Memorial Project Foundation will dedicate the memorial on October 16th, 2011. The Foundation's goal is to invoke the memory and spiritual presence of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to all who visit this important memorial site. The memorial is situated adjacent to the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, and in direct line between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials.
EarthCam is the recognized global leader in providing webcam content, technology and services to business and government agencies. The company was started in 1996, the same year President Bill Clinton signed a Congressional legislation proposing the establishment of a memorial to honor Dr. King. 36 State Departments of Transportation and 80 of the Top 100 construction companies rely on EarthCam's expertise to monitor and document their projects. Projects currently being documented by EarthCam include: Flight 93 National Memorial, The National September 11 Memorial & Museum, The 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 Library, National Institute of Health, The Guggenheim and The Louvre Museum.
To view the official time-lapse online or a mobile device (Apple & Android users) visit:
View the time-lapse on You Tube at http://www.youtube.com/earthcam