Project Rebirth

Project Rebirth chronicles the rebuilding effort at Ground Zero with spectacular time-lapse photography.
September 9, 2004, 2pm PDT | Abhijeet Chavan | @legalaidtech
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"In the fall of 2001 when the dust and ash from the World Trade Center were still in the air, Jim Whitaker, a documentary filmmaker, decided to photograph everything happening at ground zero. By the spring of 2002 three cameras were pointed at the pit, each taking one shot every five minutes, round the clock. Months later, three more cameras were added.

That was the beginning of Project Rebirth, a nonprofit organization dedicated to creating a historical record of the rebuilding.

[The] main attraction is the time-lapse photography, showing (on a very tiny screen, 3½ inches by 2½ inches) what the six cameras have been seeing all along. Each camera has a distinctive view and a different reason for being there."

Thanks to Abhijeet Chavan

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Published on Wednesday, September 8, 2004 in The New York Times
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