What was it like to watch Disneyland’s fanciful structures, Las Vegas’ Luxor hotel, or One World Trade Center go from their first girders to their completed stated? These timelapse videos follow days and weeks of construction, letting us watch buildings appear in a matter of minutes.

A 30-storey hotel near Dongting Lake, China, built in 15 days

The 167 ft (51 m) high Sleeping Beauty’s Castle (Le Château de la Belle au Bois Dormant) in Disneyland Paris, France, opened in 1992

Luxor Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, constructed between 1991 and 1993

San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge, built between 2008 and 2013

The Rise of One World Trade Center, 2004-2013

Spaceship Earth, a 18-story geodesic sphere at Walt Disney World Resort, Bay Lake, California, built between 1979 and 1982

Elbphilharmonie, a concert hall in Hamburg, Germany, under construction since 2007

Building the 80-storey (1,354 ft or 412.6 m tall) Al Hamra Tower, Kuwait City, Kuwait, between 2005 and 2011

Mini Sky City, a 57-storey eco-friendly skyscraper, constructed in 19 days, Changsha, China

The Mike O’Callaghan-Pat Tillman Memorial Brideg, which spans the Colorado River between Arizona and Nevada, opened in 2010 after five years of work

Construction of the Ark Hotel, a 15-storey building constructed within six days

Bonus: Disneyland in construction, Anaheim, California, 1954-1955