Building skyscrapers is the nearest peace-time equivalent of war.
-- Col. William A Starrett, Skyscrapers and the Men who Build Them ,1928
"The obtaining of materials near and far and the administration of all those thousands of operations that go to make up the whole are the major functions of the skyscraper builder. Knowledge of transportation and traffic must be brought to bear that the building may be built from trucks standing in the busy thoroughfares, for here is no ample storage space, but only a meager handful of material needing constant replenishment - hour to hour existence. Yet it all runs smoothly and on time in accordance with a carefully prepared schedule; the service of supply in peace-time warfare, the logistics of building, and these men are the soldiers of a great creative effort."

-- Col. William A Starrett