What advantage did the builders and architects of the past have over us? Why wonders of the world no longer appear, although we have technology and designers?

What advantage did the builders and architects of the past have over us? Why wonders of the world no longer appear, although we have technology and designers?

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Answer 1
July, 2021

The main, and probably their only advantage, is the background. With the general comparative primitiveness of ancient technologies, the creation of a 139-meter-high pyramid or a 130-meter lighthouse was amazing. Now you probably know from the Internet about the 828-meter Burj Khalifa and ask - "why wonders of the world do not appear now?" in fact, many of the current buildings are no less impressive. The dam of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric power station would seem to any architect of antiquity a creation of the gods, and it is not even included in the top ten. The Spring Temple Buddha statue, unveiled in 2010, is about four times higher than the Ear of Rhodes (or almost 100 meters).

Rather, the problem is that there are too many of them now, and therefore they are not perceived by everyone as "miracles". But in vain.

Answer 2
July, 2021

The advantage was the presence of hundreds of thousands of slaves who plowed for food. This is how the great construction projects of the USSR were built. Now in China, the economy is booming, because there was also a mass of gratuitous labor there. But even China is beginning to experience problems because people there are no longer satisfied with working for a bowl of rice.

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