New time-lapse video shows Ground Zero's Freedom Tower built in two minutesPA


In real life, the One World Trade Centre has taken six years to build.

But a new time-lapse shows the construction of the new landmark compressed into a mere two minutes.

The structure is also known as the Freedom Tower and is being built on the site where the ill-fated Twin Towers once stood.

The building is a testament to the strength of the people in New York and in honour of the 3,000 people who were killed when two planed hijacked by terrorists crashed into the buildings, causing them to collapse on 11 September 2001.

ABC News posted the time-lapse EarthCam video just as the structure overtakes the Empire State Building's 1,545ft height.

According to the Daily Mail, 100 floors have now been built, but there are four more left to construct before the building, which cost $4 billion, will be finished in 2014.

When it is complete, the Freedom Tower will stand at 1,776 feet. It will be home to offices, as well as housing the 9/11 Memorial Plaza, which opened to the public in September 2011 to commemorate the 10-year anniversary of the attacks.

See the footage below:

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