[Timelapse] Watch 8 Years of Construction of the Louvre Abu Dhabi in 3 Minutes

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: