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Monday, 04 December 2017 15:27

Hayward Baker works on iconic US landmark

When a St Louis contractor ran into an unexpected problem on the site of one of America’s most iconic landmarks, they turned to Hayward Baker to get them out of a hole.

On Monday, November 20th, the Georgia Dome – an 80,000-capacity stadium that opened in 1992 and hosted events in the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, was torn down. More than 2,000kg of explosives were used for the implosion, which took place at 7:30 a.m. , and was covered by the local media. The stadium, which was also the Falcons’ home for the past 25 years, was one of the country’s largest domed stadiums and its construction had cost $214m. It is now replaced by the adjacent, newly erected $1.6 billion Mercedes-Benz Stadium, which opened in August this year.

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The roads, bridges, public drinking and water systems, dams, airports and mass transit systems in the US are in need of massive restoration. This is what the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) said in its 2017 Infrastructure Report Card, an assessment of the nation's infrastructure that comes out every 4 years. The organization evaluated it with an overall grade of D+, the same score as in 2013, pointing out that the country will need to invest $4.59 trillion by 2025 to improve its condition.

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A huge-scale building that resembles a spaceship. It was another vision of Steve Jobs.

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  • Date occured Tuesday, 06 October 2015

Tesla will construct a factory, which will be powered entirely by renewable energy sources and it will produce batteries with sufficient power for 500,000 electric cars.

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  • Date occured Friday, 17 July 2015
Wednesday, 24 June 2015 11:06

Demolition of Old Bay Bridge

The first phase of the demolition process of the East Span of the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge has been completed. The project, with a final cost $63.7 million, started in November 2013 and finished the current month.

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  • Date occured Wednesday, 24 June 2015
Monday, 22 June 2015 08:16

Bridge Collapse In Ridgway, Elk County

A bridge collapsed in Ridgway, Elk County causing injuries to 3 construction workers, who were on the bridge during the accident.

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  • Date occured Monday, 22 June 2015