If you’ve ever wondered how some of the most whimsical of skyscrapers are built in the fast-emerging cities around the world (yes, the likes you’d find in Dubai and Shanghai, among others), here’s a look at Al Hamra Firdous Tower in Kuwait.
This is a time-lapse from the start of construction from December 2005 through to completion in February 2011. Cameras were mounted in a building opposite the construction site that has patiently followed the 4.5 year construction. Al Hamra Firdous Tower was designed by American Design Firm, SOM (Skidmore, Owing & Merrill) and ranks as one of the tallest buildings in the world (see chart below). It’s pretty impressive!