Another 'million dollar per apartment' building going up, blocking my sunset.
These guys (working for about $/$500 a month) adda nother floor every 10 days.
They work under almost no safety at all conditions. In Holland, the union would have stopped the work long ago. This is on the 10th floor. No railing, no safety harnesses, no hard hats (well, once you fall down 10 floors, who needs a hard hat?)
You see this guy here? He’s standing on a piece of wood on the outside of the building. Not a shelf, no, one little stick. He’s 10 floors up and not attached to anything. I find this amazing. In the Sates, in the forties and fifties, they used to employ Native Americans from a certain tribe to build their skyscrapers, as these people apparently had no fear of heights. It wasn’t in their genes. I wonder about these guys.
I tell you why it bothers me. Because these darn apartment buildings are slowly but surely taking over my view from the Mediterranean and blocking my sunset That’s why.