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Fact o' the day

From El Pais:

"Another friend, who is an architect, later told me that from 1980 until now, more buildings have gone up than from prehistory to 1980".

Blimey.

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Blogger Blue Eyes said... 1:07 pm

In the vein of half the people ever to have lived are alive today.  



Blogger Croydonian said... 1:10 pm

True. I suppose that means that anything from pre '80 has rarity value.  



Blogger Blue Eyes said... 1:53 pm

I quite like some of the stuff thrown up in the 60s...  



Blogger Croydonian said... 2:02 pm

You should re-locate to syunny Croydon - brutalist concrete, we've got it. And blood stains in the pavement less than 100 yards from my front door - this week's bloodletting.  



Anonymous Martin Audley said... 8:01 am

...and this doubling-time of 18 years works out to an increase in the rate of new building of only 4% per year compounded.
Yet if you asked anyone in the street if 4% per year growth in a city's size was unacceptable, or even significant, they would probably answer No.
May I recommend the lecture on this by (the Malthusian) Dr Albert Bartlett ?- you'll find it on YouTube.  



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