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The construction crane, which following the downturn seemed as close to extinction as the whooping crane, has made a comeback in select markets and sectors. However, if the misquoted maxim from Field of Dreams —if you build it, they will come—ever held true, those days are past. It’s closer to the mark to correctly cite what the disembodied voice told Kevin Costner in that 1988 movie before he began putting up a baseball stadium in an Iowa cornfield: “If you build it, he will come.” In other words, targeted development.

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