In recognition of the opening of One World Observatory in New York City, EarthCam has created a commemorative time-lapse video showing the building’s construction progress from October 2004 to Memorial Day 2015. The firm’s Stuart Sobel represented ADF Steel Corp. in 2012 in a lawsuit filed against the U.S. subsidiary of Canada-based ADF Group Inc. by WTC Tower 1 LLC, an assignee of 1 World Trade Center LLC owned by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The suit alleged that ADF breached its contractual obligations by refusing to ship the steel for the 458-foot spire that tops the iconic new skyscraper. ADF had not been paid by its client, the subcontractor responsible for fabricating and erecting the steel, even though the Port Authority apparently paid the subcontractor for ADF’s work. With Stuart’s help, ADF Group settled the dispute, getting ADF paid, while allowing the steel to be shipped before the St. Lawrence Seaway froze over for the winter, thus insuring that the erection of the spire crowning the tower could proceed as scheduled.
Click below to watch the incredible new time-lapse video.