Swiss firm Herzog & de Meuron is know for their over-the-top designs — marvelous feats of modern engineering. So when the new Hamburg Concert Hall, Elbphilharmonie, opens next month in Germany, it will probably do so with many oohs and aahs.

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Photograph: Iwan Baan/Herzog & de Meuron

Even though the project was €700 million EUR (~$731 million USD) over budget and more than seven years behind schedule, it is the tallest building in Hamburg, a beautiful glass masterpiece sitting atop an old warehouse.

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Photograph: John Macdougall/AFP/Getty

“There were moments when we thought this building would destroy our whole career,” architect Jacques Herzog told the Guardian.

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‘Sleek curtains of rippling glass.’ Photograph: Iwan Baan/Herzog & de Meuron

Thanks to modern technology, we get a first glimpse into the interior of the beast via drone.

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View from the stage. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Check out the gif below and make sure you get the full interactive, dual-speed drone video experience here. Let us know what you think.

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