Louvre Abu Dhabi is the first branch of an international museum to ever open in the Middle East. Ateliers Jean Nouvel has done a great job designing the cultural beacon that features an enormous meticulously-perforated dome, several canals, and ponds. It took the museum 10 years to be completed before opening its doors to the public two weeks ago.
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The time-lapse video below, that was obtained via EarthCam, shows the construction process over the years. It displays how the museum was built, how the roof parts were suspended in the air before being brought together and lowered down to fit in place. The clip also showcases the tedious yet persistent earthmoving stage that preceded the construction of such a great edifice.

 

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