Construction timelapse videos make extremely complicated and long projects look much easier to build than they actually are. The recently opened Louvre in Abu Dhabi took 8 years to complete, but you can watch the full process in only 3 minutes.
The Louvre is the world’s largest art museum and located in Paris, France, covering 782,910 square feet. In 2007, French officials worked a deal with Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Araba Emirates, to build a Louvre art museum of their own. In order to use the Louvre name, borrow several hundred works of art, obtain management expertise, and be provided several temporary exhibitions, Abu Dhabi had to pay roughly $1.3 Billion. The construction of the building totaled to about $712 million.
Construction began on the 260,000 square foot complex on May 26, 2009 and just recently opened in November of 2017. The roof of the museum consists of 7,850 stars in 8 different layers. The total weight of the roof is over 8,200 tons.
To capture the progress of the project, EarthCam had 4K cinematic timelapse cameras, from over 50 different perspectives, on site from the beginning to end. You can watch the timelapse video below:
Look, you could mobilize on site the boring old way by loading your heavy equipment on the bed of a trailer and driving it to site, or you could take a note from the Bravo Company of the 37th Engineer Battalion of the United States and spice things up a bit.
“World’s Largest” is definitely a sought after goal, especially in the construction industry. Sarens, a crane rental, heavy lifting, and engineered transport company in Belgium, has recently released a supersized crane that is being regarded as the largest crane in the world, by both size and lifting capacity.
Multiple buildings imploded at the same time with multiple different camera views? Sounds like the making of a great demolition video.
A construction crane that was working on a highway widening project in St. Martin Parish in Louisiana collapsed onto the adjacent roadway last week, injuring one driver.
Demolition by implosion videos are always fun to watch. Adding an element of water makes them even more dramatic, though it’s probably not great for the ecosystem. Late last week, a one mile long, 23 year-old bridge in China was imploded in front of a crowd of spectators and caught on camera.
Cranes are an extremely useful and important piece of equipment on the majority of construction sites. They can also be extremely dangerous if they are not understood or respected.
As the US is experiencing our own natural disaster, by way of Hurricane Florence, China is being hit badly by a Typhoon Mangkhut. According to Independent, the storm has caused a crane, which was being used on a 22-story housing development, to crumble. That collapse was caught on camera by neighbors.
There have been a few devastating structural collapses across America and the world this year. In March, an under construction pedestrian bridge collapsed in Florida, killing 6. In Colombia, ten workers were killed when a large section of a bridge being built collapsed. Both of those tragedies happened while the structures were still being built, but a recent collapse in Texas has a bit of a different story.