I live in Lisbon for 2 years this month [my longest time somewhere btw since I left my teenager bedroom in 2007]. And there are some work & renovation near my flat that have always been there since my first day. It looks like they haven't progress one bit. Now I laugh when I pass through them but the reality is: I find it sad. When I wonder wether we - as humans - are still capable of doing cool stuff at great speed I go back to Patrick's /fast project page and enjoy re-reading it. Here's an example I like:

The Eiffel Tower. The Eiffel Tower was built in 2 years and 2 months; that is, in 793 days. When completed in 1889, it became the tallest building in the world, a record it held for more than 40 years. It cost about $40 million in 2019 dollars.
Here's another one from a different time in a different vertical:
Thanks for the inspiration & the reminder. This feels very important these days.