Another of what I’ve become fond of calling “A Question For The Ages™.”
How on earth did they build this without power tools or modern machinery? pic.twitter.com/PuRW1NUbCG
— Culture Critic (@Culture_Crit) March 6, 2023
And without the aid of a single Neegrow from Wakanda, either. Who, as they incessantly inform us, built absolutely everything worth building. Or, y’know, inventing, writing, composing, even imagining.
Centuries of faithful take centuries to build that.
One disgruntled Muslim burns it down in an afternoon.
The bigger question is when Europe starts loading boxcars again.
The day is coming.
Yep. It took a long time.
We build those in an afternoon or two now.
I’ve watched green field manufacturing plants get built in India with virtually nothing but hand labor. They dig the foundation by hand and mix the concrete on site. Brick layers work their way up scaffolding made from bamboo. There is an assembly line of women carrying bricks on their heads ascending the bamboo ladders and another line of women carrying the concrete to the male brick layers. Roof trusses typically come in from elsewhere and are sometimes set with a crane, sometimes by hand depending on the size.
The first thing I do upon entering any new to me facility is study the construction. That determines whether I stay or get the hell out. One of my good customers built a factory in a infamous city that I refused to go in. It collapsed in moderate winds. The replacement was properly built. They were somewhat lucky because the collapse occurred at night prior to installing the machinery that was on the way. No one died in that failure unlike another nearby that killed some 10K Indians.