This is 45 minutes of footage played in 45 seconds. The location is looking southeast down Connecticut Avenue NW in Washington, DC, where Connecticut Avenue NW intersects with Rhode Island Avenue NW and M Street. In the distance you can see the Washington Monument, as well as a sliver of Farragut Park.
My Flip HD digital camcorder can only last for about 45 minutes before the batteries die. So I just aimed it out my window and hit record until it ran out of juice. Then I rotated it and sped it up in After Effects so that the 45 minutes of footage played in only 45 seconds. That's all... not rocket surgery.