The Building is Moving

“Well, I always know what I want. And when you know what you want–you go toward it. Sometimes you go very fast, and sometimes only an inch a year. Perhaps you feel happier when you go fast. I don’t know. I’ve forgotten the difference long ago, because it really doesn’t matter, so long as you move.”
― Ayn Rand, We the Living

Downtown Dallas

I came across an interesting article about a building in Indiana that was rotated 90 degrees.

The mindblowing way in which the Indiana Bell building was moved and rotated 90 degrees, all while in operation, says a lot about the marvels of engineering

What is crazy about it is that the building never closed. The people kept going to their offices every day – power, telephone, water, sewer – never was shut off. They said that the folks working there never noticed the building moving.

I imagine a lowly clerk sitting at a desk in the middle of the room – far away across the sea of desks is a lonely window. The clerk looks out the distant widow longingly and watches the slow parade of distant objects – trees, buildings, power poles – across his limited field of view.