This is one of the most incredible and inspiring videos I’ve seen in the last few months. It’s a series of time lapse shots taken from October 2004 to September 2013, showing the ongoing development of One World Trade Center, the 1,776-foot tower built on the site of the former World Trade Center towers (Ground Zero) destroyed in the tragic terrorist attack by Al Qaeda on September 11, 2001.

I remember visiting Ground Zero in April 2003, barely eighteen months after the disaster, and being amazed at the scope of the destruction. I thought, “How can they ever replace the towers?” Well, they have–it’s taken 12 years but as you’ll see in this video the wait was worth it.

This amazing video comes courtesy of EarthCam and is definitely worth sharing, favoriting, retweeting, etc. This proves again that New York will always move forward, and even in very difficult times we Americans can still come together and get behind something positive and constructive.