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A touristy shot of the tallest building in New York City. It only took 410 days to build. Too bad we’ve lost our capability of building tall buildings in less than 15 months.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 30, 2013 at 8:04 PM

Posted in Photography

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  1. Meanwhile in china, a 30-story building built in 15 days:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hdpf-MQM9vY
    and the follow up: World’s tallest building to be built in only 90 days

    guest

    January 30, 2013 at 11:04 PM

  2. What about 1 World Trade — isn’t that taller now?

    DaveinHackensack

    January 31, 2013 at 2:44 AM

  3. Beautiful picture. Simple but evocative.

    rivsdiary

    February 1, 2013 at 12:43 AM

  4. “Too bad we’ve lost our capability of building tall buildings in less than 15 months”.

    It has to do with money and profits. By stretching out a building project, contractors can charge a lot more, by making it seem more complex and worthwhile.

    Just Speculating

    February 1, 2013 at 10:55 AM

  5. The Pentagon (Arlington, VA), about 1,000 yards from DC, was built in 18 months, and it’s the world’s largest office building according to some — not sure how, maybe the broadest. Amazing what you can do without an EPA slowing you down.

    Knowledgeseeker

    February 2, 2013 at 11:38 PM

  6. Not impressed with any engineering in the third-world. I recently watched a BBC documentary on the tallest building built in Dubai (one of the tallest in the world.)

    It turns out that no real city planning was actually done so that the entire building is not attached to a sewage system. Instead, trucks have to ship in fresh water daily and ship out the waste water.

    Can you imagine that?

    These are nothing but giant Potemkin villages designed to impress clueless, liberal foreigners.

    map

    February 3, 2013 at 4:07 PM


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