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A Way-Cool Look At How To Build A Museum, And A Dinosaur


The new Perot Museum of Science and Nature is tough to avoid in these parts, with its opening Saturday and the weeks  of coverage leading up to the big debut. But one of the coolest products just arrived: a time-lapse video showing the construction of architect Thom Mayne's landmark building.

The video, by an outfit called EarthCam, provides a ground-up view of the project. But even if you're not a Bob the Builder type, the second half (a little more than a minute in) is a revelation: It shows how the dinosaur room -- a.k.a. the T. Boone Pickens Then and Now Hall -- got put together, dino-bone by dino-bone. Have a look: