Golden Gate Bridge

Posted on January 29, 2013

Golden Gate Bridge

The Golden Gate Bridge is one of the most famous suspension bridges in the world. The bridge, which connects the city of San Francisco with Marin County, spans the opening of the San Francisco Bay into the Pacific Ocean, also known as the Golden Gate. The bridge made of steel is a total of 8,981 Read more…

Burj Khalifa

Posted on January 22, 2013

Burj Khalifa

Are you afraid of heights? If so, you should probably never visit Dubai’s Burj Khalifa, which is a 2,722 foot high skyscraper. The tower, located in the United Arab Emirates, is the world’s tallest man-made structure, surpassing all previous record holders during its construction. The project broke ground in 2004 and was officially completed and Read more…

New York Citys Grand Central Station

Posted on January 18, 2013

New York Citys Grand Central Station

Without a doubt, Grand Central Station is one of New York City’s most recognizable and historic landmarks. From postcards to Hollywood movies, there are few people who have never seen one of the many instantly recognizable shots of the the station’s grand hall. Though today it is a famous destination, the station had humble beginnings. Read more…

Mount Rushmore Construction – Abraham Lincoln

Posted on December 28, 2012

Mount Rushmore Construction – Abraham Lincoln

A lot of parents are proud of their children, but imagine how Doane Robinson, also known as the “Father of Mount Rushmore,” felt about his “baby.” The grand monument, located in the Black Hills of South Dakota, took 14 years to complete and was dedicated on October 31, 1941. It cost $989,992.32 to carve George Read more…

New York City Subway Construction, 1921

Posted on December 21, 2012

New York City Subway Construction, 1921

In the early 1900s, New York City needed a solution to its crowded streets. Construction on the subway began in the early 1900s, with the first line opening in October of 1904 and passengers being charged only a nickel to ride. Operated by Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT), the first subway traveled just 9.1 miles Read more…

Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr. Overseeing the Construction of Fallingwater

Posted on December 10, 2012

Edgar J. Kaufmann, Sr. Overseeing the Construction of Fallingwater

In the mid-1930s, The Kaufmann’s (of Kaufmann’s Department Store) sought out Frank Lloyd Wright to design their vacation home in the mountains of Southwestern Pennsylvania. Wright was well-known not only for his innovative architectural designs, but also for his seamless integration of buildings and nature, a philosophy he called “organic architecture.” Wright’s design would see Read more…

Construction Workers on the Golden Gate Bridge, 1935

Posted on December 3, 2012

Construction Workers on the Golden Gate Bridge, 1935

Construction began on the Golden Gate Bridge in January of 1933, and spanned through May of 1937. The famous orange-vermilion bridge was the world’s longest-spanning suspension bridge until 1964, when the Verrazano Narrows Bridge opened in New York. Throughout construction, a safety net was installed under the bridge, which saved the lives of 19 men. Read more…