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Oct 8, 2023Liked by Maxwell Tabarrok

"There is no chance that the Sphere could last through a “Fall of Rome” and it probably couldn’t hack it through another pandemic. I’d love to see a show at the Sphere but it doesn’t stand on its own, so it doesn’t rank among greatest monuments of yore."

I suspect similar could be said of the colosseum though, right? It required manpower, knowledge, upkeep, and infrastructure facilities to function just like the Sphere does. Absent this, its a empty shell, just as the sphere would be.

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Oct 7, 2023Liked by Maxwell Tabarrok

Reminds me of

https://www.construction-physics.com/p/how-to-design-a-house-to-last-for?utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web

...it’s hard enough to build a durable house. Maybe it’s easier to build a durable monument? But it’s hard to build a durable and *wondrous* one.

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