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Modern Concrete

Modern cement was invented in 1824 by Joseph Aspdin of England.  He named it after Portland, England.  Today Portland cement is the most common ingredient in concrete.

Empire State Building

The Empire State Building used 62,000 cubic yards of concrete. Open on May 1, 1931 it was the tallest building in the world at 1,250’, located in New York City 34th Street and 5th Avenue.  The last rivet was ceremoniously placed – it was sold gold.  Constructed in 1 year and 45 days, the build…
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First US Concrete Road

The first concrete pavement constructed in the U.S. was Court Ave, built next to Logan County Courthouse in Bellefontaine, Ohio. George W. Bartholomew who founded the Buckeye Portland Cement Company, built the section in 1891 after advocating for it for a few years. He had to post a $5,000 bond for a 5 year guarantee. After…
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