DROP EVERYTHING YOU’RE DOING RIGHT NOW, and watch this absolutely breathtaking timelapse following the construction of the Shanghai Tower, China’s tallest super skyscraper and the second tallest in the world.
On his Vimeo page, Shanghai-based filmmaker Joe Nafis writes that he first secured a location with unobstructed views of Lujiazui in 2011 and kept his camera there for four years as the Shanghai Tower rose to the heavens.
In total, he spent over 1,000 hours shooting more than 350,000 photos, and editing them into a single, seamless video that will take your breath away.
And there it is as it stands today. Completed.
Watch it below and prepare to be amazed:
Back in 2013, Nafis shared with us one of the most incredible timelapse videos of Shanghai we’ve ever seen, made from a collection of pictures taken from the window of his 23rd floor apartment over the course of two years. You can watch it here or click on the below image.
Check out more of his amazing work on his Vimeo page or his website.