Instapundit notes why we don't build big things anymore -
To pick an example from my neck of the woods, the TVA had its first dam filled within 18 months of the TVA Act’s passage. That could never happen today. Now arguably TVA built too many dams, but at least taxpayers who wondered where their money was going could see dams springing up all over. Now it goes into the pockets of lawyers and consultants and Environmental Impact Statement reviewers. Not surprisingly, that’s less impressive.
Ace looks at Ground Zero for his example.
I immediately began looking for pictures of Freedom Tower, to see how far along in construction it was. Ten years along, this seems to be as far as we've gotten.