Watch this: DIA’s new hotel built in about 120 seconds

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Denver International Airport’s new hotel was more than 20 years in the making and under construction for three years.

But you can watch time fly by in a time-lapse video that follows the progress of construction on the 519-room Westin hotel from 2012 to the opening, just before Thanksgiving two weeks ago.

EarthCam, a New Jersey company, shot pictures of the hotel’s construction and put them together in a time-lapse video.

Founded in 1996, EarthCam provides live streaming video, time-lapse construction cameras and photography documentation for corporate and government clients in major cities around the world

The company says it documented $151 billion worth of construction projects in 2014.

You can watch the You Tube video here.

The Westin DIA is expected to cost between $550 million and $590 million by the time that work is finished in April on the train station that will occupy the hotel’s ground floor.

The Denver Business Journal’s story and slideshow of the hotel’s grand opening is here.

The Westin chain is a brand of Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide Inc. (NYSE: HOT).

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