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By Elliot Francis

Construction is underway for the memorial honoring The Reverend Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. To see how it's coming along, all you'll need is a computer.

The site is located on a four-acre plot on the Northeast corner of the Tidal Basin. You won't have to travel that far to see the progress.

The group building the memorial has launched an "MLK Construction Cam" online this week to show progress on the $120 million project. The webcam feed is available here: http://www.mlkmemorial.org/earthcam

So far, a large plot of land along the Tidal Basin has been cleared. Engineers say it'll take months to drive 300 concrete piles into the ground to support the granite memorial plaza and a touring statue of King.

The project is slated for completion in 2011.

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