Construction In The Early 1900s

When I was in high school, I wanted to be an architect. I’ve always had a passion for building things. When I was a kid, I was always playing with Legos and Lincoln Logs, and you could often find my brother and I building things out of wood and various other things we could find.

As I’ve grown up, I’ve never quite given up on my passion for building things. When I launched my own blog in November 2006, I started with nothing and built it into one of the top Symbian-focused blogs on the Internet. Building requires planning, dreaming, and the ability to get out there and start DOING, without having much of a safety net in case you start doing it wrong.

That’s probably why this photoset of the construction workers building the Empire State Building back in 1930-31 got me so excited. In today’s ‘modern’ world, you wouldn’t see this type of work being done. Notice there’s no support cables, safety nets, or even hardhats. Call it stupid, unsafe, whatever you want, but I’ll tell you this – real adventures are hardly ever smart or safe. They’re crazy.

Retronaut has a whole photoset of awesome photos. Here are a few of my favorites:

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2 thoughts on “Construction In The Early 1900s

  1. The good ol’ days!  Today, if I let my guys do that, I’d be fired, prosecuted, and hung before their bodies would even hit the pavement…

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