Watch: Incredible timelapse footage shows Louvre Abu Dhabi taking shape

Fascinating look at eight-year construction of Abu Dhabi landmark 

Louvre abu dhabi, Saadiyat island, Timelapse footage, Salvator mundi

Fascinating time-lapse footage shows the painstaking eight-year process of building the awe-inspiring Louvre Abu Dhabi.

The world-class arts hub on Saadiyat Island opened in 2017 to much acclaim.

Since then, it has firmly established itself as a key part of the UAE capital’s drive to be a globally renowned tourism destination.

And now you can see for yourself just how the stunning building took shape since work began in 2009.

The footage, which was uploaded onto YouTube by webcam provider EarthCam, gives us a fascinating insight into the construction process of the Jean Nouvel-designed masterpiece.

More: Inside Louvre Abu Dhabi

It shows the intricate process of adding the 180-metre dome which gives the museum its distinctive look.

Brian Cury, CEO and founder of  EarthCam, said: “The Louvre Abu Dhabi is an epic architectural achievement and we are honoured to have been the timelapse technology provider for this iconic project.

“I'm proud of the work our dedicated team has produced over the past eight years documenting this incredible Jean Nouvel masterpiece.”

Louvre Abu Dhabi will soon have another amazing jewel in its crown.

The world’s most expensive painting, Salvator Mundi, will be on display in the capital from September 18.

If you haven’t been to Louvre Abu Dhabi yet, you’re missing out.

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