Other notable wonders of mankind's ingenuity that also took 26 years to complete
1. The great wall of China
2. The great pyramids in Egypt
3. The taj mahal
.....and people wonder why I am not a fan of government regulation. Yes, it is true that it does provide employment but I would much rather be employed doing something that truely benefits mankind.
A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him.