Construction White Papers and Articles

Historic Construction Projects

As part of our library of construction articles we provide the following stories that discuss some of America's most famous construction projects.

Articles - Historic Construction Projects:

A look back on important commercial construction projects in the United States.

Disneyland and Disney World - A father's experience of taking his daughters to an amusement park leads to the creation of a multi-billion dollar industry. Impossible? Not when the father is Walt Disney. Learn how this amazing visionary created the theme park concept and redefined amusement park construction and entertainment real estate development forever.

Empire State Building - Legend has it that this building, perhaps the most famous building in the world, was the result of one man's rivalry with another man.

Hoover Dam - Measuring 1244 feet wide, this amazing concrete structure now powers Las Vegas and much of the Southwest.

Interstate Highway System - Often overlooked as an important construction project, America's interstate highway system was designated as one of the Seven Wonders of the United States in 1994 by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

New York City Subway - Construction workers built this amazing subway system under the second largest city in the world.

Transcontinental Railroad - In the 1850s, courageous construction workers built the transcontinental railroad starting from both coasts and working inwards, meeting in Utah's Promontory Summit.