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Take a look back at history's greatest construction feats. From historic buildings and bridges, to antique equipment, to uncovered artifacts, the industry as it once was still makes an impact on construction today.



Old Construction, Mining Equipment Show Returns to Ohio

The 19th Annual Old Construction and Mining Equipment Show will be Sept. 10 to 11, 2022 on Ohio 519 (43672 Stumptown Road), between U.S. 22 and New Athens, Ohio. Antique trucks, construction and mining equipment will be on static display and in operation throughout the weekend....


HCEA Announces Antique Construction Equipment Show Dates

The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is holding its 36th Annual International Convention and Old Equipment Exposition. The show will be held at the HCEA's National Construction Equipment Museum, 16623 Liberty Hi Road, Bowling Green, Ohio, from Sept....


Sunken Antarctic Research Vessel Being Demolished in Washington State

A project to demolish the research vessel Hero in Bay Center, Wash., is well under way, with the contractor predicting the job will be finished by mid-September. The legendary wooden boat operated in the Antarctic for 16 years until she was decommissioned in 1984....


Rehab Work Happening at Key Sites Within Pa.'s Gettysburg National Battlefield

Pennsylvania's Gettysburg National Military Park (NMP), site of the Civil War's most decisive battle in 1863, currently is undergoing upgrades at two key locations to improve wear and tear from years of being a popular historical destination....


Federal Grants Help Auburn University, Contractors to Preserve Historic Schools

A multidisciplinary research team at Auburn University will use money from a recent National Park Service (NPS) grant to work with a preservation contractor to stabilize the crumbling Tankersley Rosenwald School in Hope Hull, Ala., one of many schools built for African American children in the first half of the 20th century....


With Expansion Phase Ongoing, Baltimore's Penn Station Now Getting a Facelift

Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station is now wrapped in scaffolding and a dark filmy safety material that makes the building pop out. It also is open for business and in the first six months of a planned transformation and expansion designed to make this landmark more of a neighborhood anchor than it already is....


Major Renovation Now Under Way at Virginia State Capitol Complex in Richmond

The visitor center at the Virginia Capitol building in Richmond will be closed for most of the rest of 2022 as the state continues building an underground tunnel and advances its waterproofing work at the Thomas Jefferson-designed structure....


Looking Back: Manitowoc

The Historical Construction Equipment Association provides a look back at Manitowoc cranes. The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is a 501(c)3non-profit organization dedicated to preserving for public education the historyof the construction, dredging and surface mining equipment industries....


Funding Boost to Help Restore Historic African American Church in Portland, Maine

Standing in the cavernous wooden interior of the Meeting House in Portland, Maine's Munjoy Hill neighborhood, Pam Cummings pointed out part of the floor that has been replaced and some of the older boards that remain from the original 19th century construction, as well as bits of history etched into the floor....


Iconic, 163-Year-Old Barnegat Lighthouse in NJ Closed for Needed Renovation

New Jersey's famous Barnegat Lighthouse, nicknamed "Old Barney," closed to visitors on March 14 for a $1.3 million restoration of the 163-year-old structure on the northern tip of Long Beach Island in Ocean County....







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