Yet they still produced an amazing feat of architectural genius. It's no good discussing the Panama canal or the Empire state building. You must compare like for like.
The argument is could we do that in stone today?
and as the link I shared above - if read - states we could do better. But no-one has the will to try...because... you'd need a single leader with a vision and great power over the workers, and huge wealth, plus many thousands of workforce with a shared vision and determination, youd need to house them, feed them, water them, youd need to find a spot to build on with enough localised raw materials.... youd need to let your workforce know this was a job for life..
None of the above will ever happen again. BUT IT COULD BE DONE! And in stone too!
Zoser its not that it cant be done....its just that...its 'already been done'.... and we've moved along. To building bigger and better things, and yes the panama does count in this discussion, as do skyscrapers...
Edited by seeder, 20 December 2012 - 01:36 PM.