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"Our dream is to live long enough to see the end of our renovation."
Tags:renovation, renovations, renovating, redecorate, redecorates, redecorating, dream, dreams, dreaming, home improvement, home improvements, renovator, renovators, building site, building sites, construction zone, construction zones, construction site, construction sites, fantasy, property ladder, property ladders, housing ladder, housing ladders
"We just need to cut through all the pesky government red tape."
Tags:red tape, government red tape, bureaucracy, bureaucratic, health and safety, health and safety legislation, workplace safety, cut through red tape, builder, builders, building, building site, building sites, danger, dangerous, hazard, hazards, hazardous, falling boulders, falling boulders, businessman, businessmen, developer, property developers
"Hey, baby, what's happenin'? How's about a little kiss, mama? Woof, woof, woof! Ar-oooooooo!"
"Sure, it will be an eyesore, but after we build a lot of them, it'll fit right in!"
Even the micro manager, Jan reasons it won't hurt to get hers hands a little 'dirtier' and help out with a load or two...'
'I'm not going to lie to you Mr. Trumps, we've had a few setbacks on the new tower.'
Tags:jenga, game, games, tower, towers, construction zone, construction zones, building site, building sites, builder, builders, construction worker, construction workers, goal, goals, deadline, deadlines, confession, confessions, architecture, architect, architects, the argyle sweater, argyle sweater
Humpty Dumpty sits on some scaffolding at a construction site
Tags:humpty dumpty, nursery rhyme, nursery rhymes, rhyme, rhymes, poem, poems, poetry, mother goose, literature, construction, construction site, construction site, construction worker, construction workers, builder, builders, building site, building sites, construction work, scaffolding, dangerous, risky, egg, eggs, personification, anthropomorphism, anthropomorphic, grotesque
'The way things are going in the building trade we are never going to be part of a demolition project in our life time.'
'Well, they were the low bidders.'
'We're running over budget. Better board up all the other windows, too.'
'I haven't found anything wrong yet, but it's OK for you to go ahead and worry a bit longer.'
Men Looking Down a Hole
Alien looks into an open sewer that is actually a porthole to the universe.
Tags:alien, aliens, extraterrestrial, extraterrestrials, martian, martians, space, space travel, space traveller, space travellers, porthole, portholes, wormhole, wormholes, teleport, teleports, manhole, manholes, manhole cover, manhole covers, builder, builders, building site, building sites, road works, roadworks, sewer, sewers, drain, drains, urban life, city, cities, city life
'What you mean the specs are being changed again?!?'
"Damn the Uris brothers, damn the Tishmans, damn Zeckendorf...."
The Contract & The Change Orders.
'I need to raise the debt ceiling.'
'This side line business is what lets us keep our bids so low.'
Skyscraper/Tower of Babel
Tags:tower of babel, skyscraper, skyscrapers, human endeavour, building site, building sites, construction site, construction sites, human limitation, human limitations, arrogance, ambition, human ambition, architecture, architect, architects, language, languages, language divide, language barrier, human cooperation, empire state building, tower, towers, urban expansion, bible story, bible stories
'You the new man?'
'We thought you'd like music during your building inspection.'
'Bill, you messed up again. You built the second floor on top of the third floor.'
'You say it's a boat, I say it's a house, and it's not up to code.'
'Our bill was lower than our estimate.'