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Iconic Yaquina Head Lighthouse Receives Rare Scaffolding Restoration

Visitors to Oregon’s iconic Yaquina Head Lighthouse won’t get the view they might be expecting. Instead, they may be surprised to find the 93 ft. (28 m) tall tower shrouded in a wrap of white....


Iconic Knoxville Span Set for June Finish

Connecting downtown Knoxville, Tenn., with south Knoxville and serving as a gateway to the nearby Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Henley Street Bridge has been carrying U.S. Route 441 traffic across the Tennessee River since 1931....


Iconic Power Plant Topples to the Ground

In what’s being described as the largest demolition in the state’s history, crews in Hollywood, Fla., have successfully imploded the Port Everglades Power Plant, using 450 lbs. (204.1 kg) of dynamite and 90 controlled explosions....


Iconic Jet Star Razed

SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) When Superstorm Sandy hit this past October, it was the Jet Star roller coaster itself that plunged into the waves off the amusement pier where it had been anchored for decades....


Architect of Two Iconic Chicago Skyscrapers Dies

CHICAGO (AP) Bruce J. Graham, the pioneering architect who designed Chicago’s two most iconic skyscrapers, including the formerly named Sears Tower, died at age 84, a public relations firm hired by his family said March 8....


Iconic Skyscrapers Find New Luster in Green Tech

NEW YORK (AP) When owners of the Empire State Building decided to blanket its towering facade this year with thousands of insulating windows, they were only partly interested in saving energy. They also needed tenants....


Demco Puts Buffalo’s Iconic ’Aud’ on Ice

Rubber-neckers traveling on both sides of the Skyway in Buffalo have been watching in fascination for months now as heavy equipment works its way through the city’s most famous Auditorium Theater....


Triumph, Tragedy Mark Boston’s Big Dig Project

(Editor’s Note: This article is the last in a 10-part series on iconic United States construction projects.)One highway project stands out in the history of U.S. construction for its complexity, problems and ultimate achievement: Boston’s “Big Dig.”Now 99 percent complete, this excavation, tunneling, and road and bridge project has burrowed underneath the length of Boston....


Hand-Built Railroad Defines, Unites Nation

(Editor’s Note: This article is the ninth in an occasional series on iconic United States construction projects.)The Transcontinental Railroad, built almost entirely by hand in the 1860s, and conquering terrible obstacles, including Native American attacks, has often been called the greatest construction achievement in the United States during the 19th century....


The Mighty Mac: A Sublime Engineering Feat

The “Mighty Mac,” the strong, graceful, bridge, which spans the Straits of Mackinac in Michigan, is one of the nation’s greatest bridge-building achievements of the 20th century, uniquely conquering wind, waves and ice over its 5-mi....






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