As humankind expands into the far reaches of the world, we build things. Bridges, cities, buildings. How do those things get built? Well, a lot of people and a lot of cranes, usually. The Atlantic uncovered an old Encyclopedia Brittanica Film that catalogues the growth of New York City:
While New York took hundreds of years to build, other places come and go in the blink of an eye. Here’s construction on the Burning Man playa:
This one is a bridge:
Here’s a hotel being built:
Here’s a fake hotel being built:
And, for Minecraft fans, here’s a lake city:
None of these quick builds can live up to New York City’s long, strange history. But they’re cool to watch.
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