Pic of the Week: Ward’s Castle

Posted on June 25, 2013

Pic of the Week: Ward’s Castle

Originally called Ward’s Folly by those who doubted its durability, Ward’s Castle in Rye Brook, NY still stands as a testament to modern concrete architecture. Designed and erected between 1873 and 1875 by engineer William E. Ward and architect Robert Mook, the 17 room house was constructed using over 36,000 barrels of reinforced cement. No Read more…

The Hollywood Sign

Posted on June 5, 2013

The Hollywood Sign

Ah, Hollywood… home to sun, sand, and celebrities. And let’s not forget the famous Hollywood sign! Here’s what you might not know about this famous American landmark. The sign was built in 1923 and originally read, “Hollywoodland.” When the Great Depression arrived, the developers of the sign went bankrupt and all maintenance of the sign Read more…

The Panama Canal

Posted on June 1, 2013

The Panama Canal

The Panama Canal is the vein that connects two oceans – the Pacific and the Atlantic. It is one of the largest and most daring engineering projects ever undertaken! Since its opening in 1914, it has been traversed by over 800,000 vessels and it has become known as one of the seven wonders of the Read more…

The St. Louis Arch (Gateway Arch)

Posted on May 2, 2013

The St. Louis Arch (Gateway Arch)

The Gateway Arch, or as it is more commonly referred to by most Americans, the St. Louis Arch, is one of the most recognizable American monuments. The structure, which is the tallest man-made monument in the United States, sits in St. Louis, Missouri, as the most visible part of the Jefferson National Expansion Memorial. The Read more…

Statue of Liberty

Posted on April 26, 2013

Statue of Liberty

New York City’s Statue of Liberty is one of the country’s most famous and most recognizable landmarks. Lady Liberty, as the statue is fondly known, is a quintessential American icon that sits on Liberty Island and overlooks New York Harbor and the New York City skyline. What some don’t know about the robed female statue Read more…

The Empire State Building

Posted on April 8, 2013

The Empire State Building

  The Empire State Building, one of the country’s most recognizable landmarks, is both a favorite destination of national and international travelers and filmmakers. Since its official opening in 1931, the massive 102-story structure has been in over 250 feature films, including classics such as “Sleepless in Seattle,” “Independence Day,” and “Taxi Driver.” The iconic Read more…

Stanley Measuring Tape Turns 50

Posted on March 15, 2013

Stanley Measuring Tape Turns 50

I would be willing to bet that if you opened up every beat-up tool chest in every garage and workshop around the world you could find at least one Stanley© PowerLock tape measure. . . This iconic tool turns fifty years old this year and you can bet that everyone wanted a piece of this successful product… Read more…

The Chunnel

Posted on March 12, 2013

The Chunnel

The Chunnel, as it is referred to colloquially, or Le tunnel sous la Manche, as it is known on the French side, is a 50.5 kilometer (31.4 miles) undersea rail tunnel that connects England (UK) with France. The tunnel, which at its deepest reaches 250 ft, carries high-speed passenger trains known as the Eurostar, in Read more…

Boston’s Big Dig

Posted on March 4, 2013

Boston’s Big Dig

The most expensive highway project in U.S. history best known for its unofficial nickname, Big Dig, was a true mega project. The officially named Central Artery/Tunnel Project (CA/T) cost an estimated 14.6 billion dollars, and took an additional 9 years past the originally scheduled date for completion. In essence, the Boston project rerouted the city’s Read more…

Yankee Stadium Construction

Posted on February 13, 2013

Yankee Stadium Construction

Yankee Stadium, one of baseball’s most famous ballparks, has been the home to the New York Yankees since April 2009. The famous stadium, located in the New York City borough of The Bronx, is the 2nd most expensive sports stadium ever built with an astonishing initial $1.5 billion construction cost. Groundbreaking for construction for the Read more…