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This African American museum construction time-lapse video is totally mesmerizing

In less than two minutes, see how much progress has been made at the NMAAHC

Four years of construction have been reduced to a little less than two minutes with this new time-lapse video of the National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC).

The EarthCam video shows when the concrete was first laid in the site, when the steel beams were first placed, and even how the surroundings changed. As the building rises, the scaffolding at the Washington Monument is installed, and the construction cranes dance. Piece by piece, the filigree is sectioned on the corona. At one minute and eight seconds, viewers can even get a peek at the fireworks that were lit when the one-year countdown was reached.

If interested in getting a look at the construction progress of the $540 million project, see below. For an inside look at the museum before it opens on September 24, go to this Curbed article.

National Museum of African American History and Culture

1400 Constitution Avenue Northwest, , DC 20560 (844) 750-3012 Visit Website