More than 50 years ago this week, construction began on the Astrodome in Houston. What would become known as the “Eighth Wonder of the World,” the arena took the title of the world's first domed stadium, Chron reported.
With a $9 million voter-approved bond, construction officially began on March 18, 1963—a little more than a year after Houston officials broke ground on the site by shooting blanks into the ground with six-shooters.
It's Wednesday Wrap-Up time and just in case you missed it, here is your recap of some of the most popular stories from our site over the past week:Lubbock's $153M Buddy Holly Hall Due To Open In 2020Named after the legendary singer-songwriter, the Buddy Holly Hall of Performing Arts and Sciences will serve as a part of the redevelopment project of downtown Lubbock, Texas, when it opens in 2020.
In a multi-faceted transaction that closed on Jan. 5, National Equipment Dealers (NED) acquired Four Seasons Equipment, May Heavy Equipment and Earthmovers Construction Equipment, LLC, as well as some assets of International Iron.
This is a truly exceptional opportunity for NED to expand in what is recognized as the three fastest growing economic areas in the U.S.: Texas (Houston and Dallas), the Carolinas (Raleigh, Lexington, Charlotte, Columbia, Greenville/Spartanburg, Charleston) and Florida (Orlando).
Lady Gaga took some time before her Houston show Dec. 3 to help gut the home of Pamela Wilhite, who was impacted by Hurricane Harvey. Together with Team Rubicon, a sledgehammer-wielding Gaga, who wore a full Tyvek suit, went to work mucking out Wilhite's home, which contained unsafe amounts of mold, thanks to Hurricane Harvey.
To support the ongoing cleanup efforts in areas devastated by Hurricane Harvey in Houston, Linco Construction has been putting its Terex Trucks haulers to good use. Following the destruction left in the wake of the tropical storm, which hit the city on Aug.
U.S. Customs and Border Protection tweeted a series of photos of the construction of the concrete border wall prototypes, Oct. 3. Progress check: construction of concrete wall prototypes is well underway in San Diego. #BorderSecurity pic.twitter.com/3iVQgjHid7— CBP (@CustomsBorder) October 3, 2017Federal government officials confirmed Sept.
JLG Industries Inc. , an Oshkosh Corporation company, and a leading global manufacturer of aerial work platforms and telehandlers, recently opened a new service center in Rock Hill, S.C. JLG adds its newest 13,800-sq.-ft., seven-bay facility to the company's existing service centers in Houston, Riverside, Calif., and Hagerstown, Md.
The Trump administration announced it has chosen four construction companies to build the prototypes for the border wall, U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Aug. 31, Reuters reported. The companies chosen are:Caddell Construction Company, Montgomery, Ala.
During the first half of 2017, eight of the top ten metropolitan markets for commercial and multifamily construction starts ranked by dollar volume registered decreased activity compared to a year ago, according to Dodge Data & Analytics. At the same time, metropolitan markets ranked 11 through 20 showed growth for nine of the ten markets, as smaller geographic areas are picking up the slack from the deceleration underway in those cities that have led the commercial and multifamily upturn over the past several years.