So you've got your 7000 metric tons of puddling iron, your unruly 19th-century French construction crew, your Michelin-starred chef and a Rosetta Stone French DVD. Today, finally, you have the final piece: Blueprints!
They're less precise than the perfectly-modelled CAD renderings people rely on now, but equally, they're more beautiful; and perhaps not coincidentally, so are the results. So get to it, fauxrchitectes. [Kottke]