We have gone backwards in time and now may require hundreds of years to build a building.

One World Trade Center, also known by its former name Freedom Tower,[5] is the main building of the new World Trade Center complex in Lower Manhattan in New York City, New York. The tower will be located in the northwest corner of the 16-acre (65,000 m²) World Trade Center site bounded by Vesey, West, Washington and Fulton streets.[6] Construction on below-ground utility relocations, footings, and foundations for the [7][8] building began on April 27, 2006.[9] On March 30, 2009, the Port Authority said that the building will be known as ‘One World Trade Center’, replacing its former name ‘Freedom Tower’.[5] Upon completion, One World Trade Center will be the tallest building in the United States standing at a height of 1,776 feet (541.32 m).[10][11]

Along with One World Trade Center, the new World Trade Center site will feature three other high-rise office buildings along Greenwich Street and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. The construction is part of an effort to memorialize and rebuild after the original World Trade Center complex was destroyed during the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

9 years later still not built.

6 years in the making.

Six years in the making, and now 319 meters higher than previous skyscraping record-holder Taipei 101, Dubai’s newest edifice commands dizzying views of the ambitious building program that has transformed the emirate.

The structure’s architects, Chicago-based Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, have called the Burj Khalifa “a bold global icon that will serve as a model for future urban centers.”

Declaring that “tall buildings are back,” the company predicts that the groundbreaking techniques it used to push the Burj Khalifa to new heights should enable the construction of even taller towers in the future.
Dubai on Monday officially inaugurated the centerpiece of its decade-long construction boom,

I think with the 40k lawyers graduating a year we are just pretty much losing the ability to build shit.

No more room at the bench – Los Angeles Times
8 Jan 2010 … The American Bar Assn. allows unneeded new law schools to open and … There is a finite number of jobs for lawyers, and this continual flood of … the 45000 juris doctors graduating from U.S. law schools each year. …

Hey it is 45000 lawyers a year now.

I guess why we can’t build a building in NYC in freaking ten years.

Does the US face an engineering gap? / The Christian Science …
20 Dec 2005 … If China graduates more than eight times the number of engineers that the United States does, is it thrashing America in the technology race …
http://www.csmonitor.com/2005/1220/p01s01-ussc.html – Cached – Similar


About That Engineering Gap…
13 Dec 2005 … We found that the U.S. was graduating 222335 engineers, vs. 215000 from India. The closest comparable number reported by China is 644106, …

BIPARTISAN CONSENSUS. In recent years, the worldwide media has cited graduation numbers that show a huge imbalance of engineering graduates coming out of Chinese and Indian schools. One commonly cited set of figures is 600,000 engineers graduated annually from institutions of higher education in China, 350,000 from India, and 70,000 from the U.S.

Big money quote:

I knew that with a master’s of engineering management from Duke, these students were destined to be leaders, and that leadership can never be outsourced.

Leaders of who?
Where are they going to get the experience to lead from?
What projects are they going to know how to do if there are no projects being done?
10 years to build a building is unacceptable.
And the saddest part is that we aren’t even trying to build the tallest building.
Where is the pride?
Where has the pride gone?

I think someone may have outsourced it to China.
he he he


7 Responses to “We have gone backwards in time and now may require hundreds of years to build a building.”

  1. Xamuel Says:

    And as for the 70,000 engineers from U.S. schools… ever taken a good look at an engineering department? It’s mostly Indians and Chinese studying abroad -_-

  2. K(yle) Says:

    If the number is 45k Juris Doctors, that isn’t including all lawyers. That is a fraction of lawyers who are getting their JD.

    You are also correct. There is no work for entry level engineers, no internships, no apprenticeships. All engineering jobs are for extremely experienced engineers only.

    Of course the same thing happened with programmers and is happening with IT now. Finding a job that pays 35k/year requires 8 years of school+experience. The requirements are exclusionary for native workers, yet somehow all of these jobs wind up getting filled by Indians who haven’t even been adults for the 8 years necessary to gain the required experience.

  3. Default User Says:

    Good to see you back blogging.

  4. Gunslingergregi Says:

    My advice would be hit the global market they need your whiteness.

  5. Gunslingergregi Says:

    But yea time is probably coming where yea engineers gonna make a couple grand a month lol

    Time to save money and open business is now before world wages really kick it in.

  6. gunslingergregi Says:

    You must use engineering for what it was intended build shit.

    So work a shit job and build the real stuff on side if you have to.

    Work for free whatever.

  7. gunslingergregi Says:

    For instance dad engineering master northeastern so he went to work for a company and was like fuck that.
    There was no room for creativity.
    So yea he went and invented shit and sold it to companies.
    But yea he created some new stuff.
    I am saying there is all kinds of opportunity to create quality items of things that are already being made but make them cheaper is probably the best place to start.

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