Space Needle

The Space Needle design was a comprise between two architects, Edward E. Carlson and John Graham, Jr. Carlson's contribution to the Space Needle can be seen in the sloping base of the structure, while Graham's contribution included the flying saucer inspired top of the Space Needle. Victor Steinbrueck designed the…

Mount Rushmore

Mt. Rushmore was originally built to promote tourism in the mid-west, but now it represents America's culture and history. History Doane Robinson first introduced the idea of carving famous people in to mountain sides to generate tourism in the mid-west of America. Doane's had chosen the Needles site as the…

Hoover Dam

The Hoover Dam was created to control flooding, provide irrigation water and supply much needed electricity to the southwest area of the United States. It is named after our 31st President, Herbert Hoover. History In 1928, after many years of research, Congress approved a project to begin construction of a…

Empire State Building

From its popular observation deck, the Empire State Building has provided residents and tourists amazing views of New York City for over 80 years. History Prior to the construction of the Empire State Building, the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel occupied the location on Fifth Avenue and 34th Street. The original Waldorf-Astoria Hotel…

Brooklyn Bridge

Since its opening in 1883, the Brooklyn Bridge has been an iconic part of the New York City skyline. The Brooklyn Bridge was the longest suspension bridge in the world until 1903. Upon completion, the Brooklyn Bridge was the only bridge linking Manhattan to Brooklyn. History John Augustus Roebling was…