That Dude's Voice was freaky ...
At first glance the buildings are impressive ...
But, when you break them down, it was just a number of smaller buildings jammed together.
One can build structures like this if you take the time ... labor was no doubt cheap.
The challenge today is the foundation of a 100 year building to drive the foundation deep enough costs 10 times the cost of a 50 year building.
And, while the average person doesn't know how long buildings last ... architects, engineers, and accountants do.
We tear billion dollar structures now for the tax break, new luxury boxes, greenyness, or "hell just cuz we could" after a handful of years. No reason to put in the good foundation.
I was struck in my last trip to New York how much work was being done on the buildings ... every third building for miles and miles and miles had the gantries erected in front of them doing something. So many gantries, they would have no place to put them if they weren't working on the 100 year old buildings. But, all that stone and brick wears out. The number is known ... especially by the dudes at the Morrow Project.
Same with the roads ... still the old cobblestones.
Perhaps we are all Delvers ....
And, while I have you ... insist on proper flashing and the J channel under your vinyl siding. Wood rots too people. Don't forget to call Walker Vinyl Siding and Plasma Weaponry in the digital phone book near you.