"Don't these fools realize they're violating every principle of feng-shui?"
Tags:feng shui, fengshui, feng-shui, skyscraper, skyscrapers, urban design, urban architecture, big city, big cities, city life, urban life, modern life, ugly building, ugly buildings, highrise, highrises, high rise, high rises, high-rise, high-rises, construction worker, construction workers, builder, builders, china, chinese tradition, chinese traditions, blueprint, blueprints
"Worst-case scenario? The renovation goes three years and two million dollars over budget, one of you bludgeons me to death with my own hammer, and you both get the electric chair."
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"You're not going to put that there, are you?"
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"It was worth waiting four months for a reservation."
Tags:art, photography, photo, photos, famous photo, famous photos, photograph, photographs, famous photograph, famous photographs, new york, ny, skyscraper, skyscrapers, rockefeller center, rca, r.c.a., manhattan, construction, construction site, construction sites, steel beam, steel beams, construction worker, construction workers, worker, workers, restaurant, restaurants, dining out, eating out, meal, meals, food, eating, dining, lunch, lunches, popular restaurant, popular restaurants, trendy, trendy restaurant, trendy restaurant, food trends, months, wait, waiting, reservation, reservations, hard to get into, hot, popular, worth the wait, worth waiting for
"Funny - that doesn't sound like 'Louie, Louie.'"
Tags:marching band, marching bands, march, marches, marching, parade, parades, leader, leaders, leading, steamroller, steamrollers, steam roller, steam rollers, construction, construction equipment, construction worker, construction workers, celebration, celebrations, oblivious, obliviousness, pay attention, pays attention, paying attention, detail, details, detail-oriented, band, bands, bandleader, bandleaders
"Six months from now, some Harvard guy will be standing here looking out this window."
Tags:construction, construction worker, construction workers, builder, builders, architect, architects, university, universities, college, colleges, apartment, apartments, flat, flats, wealth, wealthy, boston, massachusetts, cambridge, building, buildings, dorm, dorms, dormitory, dormitories, residence hall, residence halls, student accommodation
"This is nothing. You should have been with us last year at Fifty-third and Lex."
Tags:dig, digs, digging, digger, diggers, construction, road construction, construction worker, construction workers, construction work, road repair, road repairs, traffic, heavy traffic, new york, new york city, drive, drives, driving, driver, drivers, road hazard, road hazards, hazard, hazards, sewer, sewers, sewer pipeline, sewer pipelines, congestion
"Do you mind? I happen to be on the phone!"
Tags:technology, business, urban, entitled, entitlement, elitist, elitists, elitism, phone call, phone calls, mobile, mobiles, phone, phones, cellphone, cellphones, cell phone, cell phones, smartphone, smartphones, smart phone, smart phones, construction, construction worker, construction workers, builder, builders, jackhammer, jackhammers, repair, repairs, road repairs, inconsiderate, irony
New York Man
"Do you have something more like Alex the Architect?"
Tags:working class, working classes, snob, snobs, snobbery, elitist, elitists, wealthy, upper class, upper classes, architect, architects, respectable, respectability, builder, builders, construction worker, construction workers, construction, role model, role models, hero, heroes, children's television, children's show, children's shows, career, careers, career path, career paths
"We begin the day hammering. Then there's 'Regis and Kathie Lee.' Then we do some more hammering, followed by lunch and 'Days of Our Lives,' more hammering, 'Oprah,' and, finally, home."
Tags:construction worker, construction workers, builder, builders, building, buildings, construction work, construction, constructions, hammer, hammers, hammering, daytime tv, daytime, talk show, talk shows, soap, soaps, soap opera, soap operas, workday, workdays, workday schedule, workday schedules, gender, gender stereotype, gender stereotypes, expectation, expectations, subvert, subverting
"You fellas need a job?"
Tags:wall, walls, border wall, border walls, border fence, border fences, mexico, mexican wall, mexican walls, laborer, laborers, outsource, outsources, outsourcing, hire, hires, hiring, construction, construction worker, construction workers, immigrant, immigrants, immigration, anti-immigration, trump, donald trump, border, borders, racist, racism
"You'll see it when it's done."
Tags:construction, construction worker, construction workers, construction site, construction sites, secret, secret, nosy, nosiness, snooping, snoop, snooping around, building, building site, building site, protect, protective, perfectionist, perfectionists, perfectionism, intrude, intrusion, intrusive, inquisitive, inquisitiveness, unfinished, sneak a peek, sneaking a peek, hole in the fence, under construction, under-construction
"I've done my tour of duty on Wall Street."
Tags:wall street, wall st, nyc, new york, new york city, farm, farms, farmer, farmers, farming, tractor, tractors, tour of duty, war, wars, construction, builder, builders, building, construction worker, construction workers, pretentious, snobby, snobs, snob, show off, showing off, brag, bragging, agriculture, agricultural
"Escher! Get your ass up here."
Tags:escher, mc escher, m.c. escher, perspective, perspectives, illusion, illusions, optical illusion, optical illusions, impossible, impossible device, construction, construction worker, construction workers, builder, builders, building, buildings, tower, towers, high rise, high rises, high riser, high risers, perspective, perspectives, perspective trick, perspective tricks
Construction Worker Class
"I take it I'm not the first to notice the race of Hobbit-like people?"
Tags:manhole, manholes, sewer, sewers, sewer system, sewer systems, mole people, mole person, underground, life underground, living underground, race, races, pipeline, pipelines, mythical creature, mythical creatures, mythical being, mythical beings, discover, discovers, discovery, discoveries, construction worker, construction workers, builder, builders, maintenance worker, maintenance workers, maintenance work
Your Good Intentions at Work
Tags:good intentions, road to hell, roads to hell, paved with good intentions, cliche, cliches, roadwork, roadworks, road work, repair, repairs, builder, builders, construction, construction work, construction worker, construction workers, pave, paves, paving, intention, intentions, best of intentions, sin, sins, sinning, sinner, sinners, hell, afterlife, afterlives
A Newton's cradle wrecking ball.
Tags:wrecking ball, wrecking balls, demolition, demolish, demolishes, demolishing, destroy, destroys, destroying, gravity, newton's cradle, newton's cradles, newtons cradle, newtons cradles, toy, toys, executive toy, executive toys, momentum, physics, physics teacher, physics teachers, construction, constructions, construction worker, construction workers, builder, builders, building, buildings
"Shut up. You could use an Empire waist, too!"
Tags:construction, construction worker, construction workers, builder, builders, contractor, contractors, men's clothing, men's wear, menswear, mens clothing, for men, masculinity, masculine, feminine, femininity, fashion, fashions, fashionable, flatter, flatters, flattering, empire line, empire waist, empire, empire dress, gut, guts, beer belly, beerbelly, belly, paunch, potbelly, pot belly, fat, fatter, weight, weight gain
Sign beside a construction site that reads "People Working (Most of them men)".
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"My work is to stare into space."
Tags:white collar worker, white collar workers, blue collar worker, blue collar workers, modern life, modern times, modern attitudes, construction worker, construction workers, class divide, class division, office worker, office workers, office work, office job, office jobs, stare into space, staring into space, pointless, pointlessness, monotony, monotonous, boring, boredom, bored
"We're in luck - it's Father Time-and-a -Half."