If you haven’t yet been to Microsoft’s Redmond campus, the only thing you need to know is that the Spitfire Grill doesn’t serve booze during the day, so you had best avoid it. That and Studio B is worth visiting.

The campus itself has expanded over time, now stretching to almost city-size. Building numbers broach the 100 mark, not including the various edifices listed under different nomenclature: Studio, Red West, and so forth. Either you bring a guide, or spend time looping parking lots trying to find out if you are on the right side of the highway after all.

Happily, we can look back today and see the start of the creation. Microsoft, as part of a slew of content, published a time-lapse clip of the construction of its first headquarters. In retrospect, it feels modest. Enjoy:

If you are curious, Microsoft released a multi-part series on the current state of the campus. It’s Monday, and you deserve the short break.

Top Image Credit: Microsoft