Recently, while walking in the Financial District in South Manhattan, I spotted the birth of a skyscraper, kind of. There was a collection of huge machines on the street. Engineers and machinists were working to get the machines ready and to erect the huge cranes and other devices which are needed to build the tower.
Being a German I also appreciate that at least one of the machines comes from Demag Cranes AG. This is a German heavy equipment manufacturer now controlled by US based Terex (wikipedia). I looks like that this birthplace is another sign of the globalization.