It was only a matter of time before the timelapses were uploaded to Vimeo and this seems to be the first of them all. Compiled by Thomas Bensmann using the New York Times’ ‘Hurricane Sandy: View From Above‘ webcam during a turbulent night in NYC.

The webcam takes a photo every 60 seconds and uploads it straight to the site for all of us across the world to witness the events unfold in (close to) real-time. Below the video are some of the images captured by Alan Taylor at The Atlantic which can be viewed in full here.

New York City electricity outage captured by Alan Taylor // Source: The Atlantic

Street floods in Brooklyn captured by Alan Taylor // Source: The Atlantic

Water rising in the Financial District of New York captured by Alan Taylor // Source: The Atlantic

Manhattan blackouts captured by Alan Taylor // Source: The Atlantic

Financial District flooding captured by Alan Taylor // Source: The Atlantic

Manhattan power outage captured by Alan Taylor // Source: The Atlantic

Destruction in Breezy Point, Queens, NYC captured by Alan Taylor // Source: The Atlantic

Breezy Point destruction captured by Alan Taylor // Source: The Atlantic