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If you build it, he will come. Field of Dreams 1989 starring Kevin Costner, Amy Madigan, Gaby Hoffmann & James Earl James & Ray Liotta & Timothy Busfield & Kelly Coffield Park & Burt Lancaster et al, director Phil Alden Robinson, whisper to Ray
Well it’s Day Day 920 of Build Back Better.
Nothing is built.
Nothing is back.
Nothing is better. Tweet Ragged Trousered Philanderer 25th September 2002
As long as this building stands there will probably be some who refer to Trump Tower as the House that Tax Abatements built. Empires of New York s1e2: Nothing in Their Way television report, Netflix 2020
The man who was in the orbiting space craft ... Michael Collins was giving a live report back to NASA and he began to describe something that actually blew my socks off almost, and this was that he saw a large building – what appeared to be a man-made building below, and this was a tall building; I think he said seven storeys. Now, [for] eleven minutes he described what he was looking at around the moon. That eleven minutes was cut out of every other broadcast. Jonathan Gray, interview Coast to Coast Hidden Discoveries
For thousands of years we’ve had a passion to build high. Supersized Earth I, BBC 2012
I have had the father feeling for a building, but I never had it for my children. Frank Lloyd Wright
Whatever man might build could never express or reflect more than he was. He could record neither more nor less than he had learned of life when the buildings were built. Frank Lloyd Wright
Why, I just shake the buildings out of my sleeves. Frank Lloyd Wright
2000: Bob The Builder: Can We Fix It? The Christmas No. 1 Story, BBC 2012
You’re too late – Van Gogh has left the building. Rab C Nesbitt: Bulb, BBC 1997
A mania for building massive stone structures. Bettany Hughes, Seven Ages of Britain 1066 A.D. – 1350 A.D. Channel 4 2003
In less than a hundred and fifty years the pagan men from the north had become the master builders of Christianity. Professor Robert Bartlett, The Normans I 2010
Spring 1851: The word Victoria enters the English language and a very small woman enters a very big building. She is four-foot-eleven yet somehow she fills it. Her moment is so pregnant for the future it seems holy. Victoria herself is flooded with religious awe. Neither she nor anyone else has ever seen anything like this building before: a greenhouse the size of a palace with a difference that this is from the beginning a People’s Palace. A popular magazine calls it the Crystal Palace ... A huge showcase for Britain’s industrial empire. Simon Schama, A History of Britain: Victoria and Her Sisters, BBC 2003
May 1st 1851 ... Hyde Park London: from the Earth rose a vast glittering Crystal Palace made of glass and cast iron ... It took the world’s breath away ... One picture captured the significance of that day: The First of May 1851, Franz Winterhalter. Jeremy Paxman, The Victorians: Having It All, BBC 2009
Paxton’s beautiful building won the hearts of the nation ... the Crystal Palace ... The Great Exhibition was Britain’s show. Empires: Queen Victoria’s Empire I: Engines of Change PBS 2001
Modern Britain loves its heritage ... It’s taken a revolution to make us a nation that values our ancient buildings and monuments. Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past I: From Old Bones to Precious Stones, BBC 2013
This is the story of how the heritage movement was ignited. ibid.
Ruskin spread his gospel through a string of books and packed lecture tours. ibid.
Morris founded the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings. ibid.
In September 1918 Britain’s most famous monument – Stonehenge – was given to the nation. Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past II: The Men From The Ministry, BBC 2015
The men from the ministry would command a massive rescue operation. ibid.
The cities of Britain were modernising and expanding haphazardly into the countryside. ibid.
In 1918 many great ruins were on the verge of collapse. ibid.
Office of Works v National Trust. ibid.
Out of the ruins was born the modern listing system that signalled a new hopefully safer future for the best old buildings of Britain. Heritage! The Battle for Britain's Past III: Broken Propylaeums
It was even called the Rape of Britain ... Modernism became discredited. ibid.
The provision of new housing: a new generation of architects was ready. ibid.
Georgian buildings remained underrated. ibid.
In his trusty Austin 1100 and taking twenty-three years to do it, [Nikolaus] Pevsner methodically criss-crossed the country cataloguing England’s most important buildings. ibid.
The fight to save The Euston Arch [Propylaeum] from demolition. ibid.
The attack on old buildings continued for several years. ibid.
By 1975 ... the country was losing a listed building every day to demolition. ibid.
Elvis has left the building. Horace Lee Logan, 1956
The still unfinished Xanadu. The cost: no man can say. Citizen Kane 1941 starring Orson Welles & Joseph Cotten & Dorothy Comingore & Everett Sloane & Ray Collins & George Coulouris & Agnes Moorehead & Paul Stewart & Ruth Warrick & Erskine Sanford & William Alland & Harry Shannon et al, director Orson Welles
Look at them beautiful chimney-stacks. And that carving. Magic. Fred Dibnah, Life with Fred 1/4: Part of the Dales on Film, BBC 1994
When the Romans came to Britain they brought with them far more sophisticated building techniques … Hadrian’s wall here is the biggest monument that the Roman Empire left behind for us. Fred Dibnah’s Magnificent Monuments s1e1: Forts & Castles, BBC 2000
Conwy is a classic example of the principles of a medieval castle; Edward I was by far our greatest castle builder and his memorial is the great chain of eight great stone fortresses that he built here in north Wales. ibid.
How did they manage to build things that lasted for so long? The materials they used must have been pretty good … cow dung: ‘It does give it more elasticity.’ Fred Dibnah’s Magnificent Monuments s1e2: Houses & Palaces
St Walburge’s [spire] in Preston: 311 feet high; they reckon it’s the tallest church steeple in England. Fred Dibnah’s Magnificent Monuments s1e3: Places of Worship
Man has been using stones to build places of worship for thousands of years. ibid.
Avebury has been an important place of worship for nearly four and a half millennia. ibid.
My back garden must be the only place left in Bolton that needs a chimney like this. Fred Dibnah’s Magnificent Monuments s1e4: Places of Work
The techniques the thatchers are using were developed over two-thousand years ago. ibid.
The Lloyds Insurance building … all its innards are on the outside. ibid.
Lloyd business: a genuine Robert Adam dining room. ibid.