Let's see - within a few miles of Edinburgh we have being built:
- 65000 ton aircraft carriers
- A new 2700m road bridge over the Firth of Forth
- Eurofighter work
- A new railway being open to the Borders (OK - reopening an old line)
OK, I won't mention our trams, but there certainly seems to be a hell of a lot of "engineering" going on in the immediate vicinity.
Maybe Edinburgh is unusual in having such a burst of engineering activity in our vicinity?
NB Even the crane built to build the aircraft carriers is an impressive bit of engineering:
I rather like the fact that the huge crane has another crane on top of it - which looks tiny but is probably quite large!
Edinburg sounds a lot like Hampton Roads, VA, where we build lots of defense stuff, including the 100k ton Gerald Ford class nuclear carriers, with the largest gantry crane in the western hemisphere - fun fact, they hoist the island of the carrier onto the flight deck. Amazing engineering work going on there!