Fun Fact: The Wisconsin Concrete Park is an outdoor museum with 237 embellished concrete and mixed media sculptures. Built between 1948 & 1964 by Fred Smith, a retired lumberjack, self-taught artist & musician. Installed throughout Smith’s north woods property in Phillips, WI. The site is a historical panorama of life-size & larger sculptures depicting people,… Read more
Home to the world’s largest continuous concrete pour is the Space Needle. It was designed for the 1962 World’s Fair in Seattle. This colossal structure is as remarkable as it is iconic. It was built to withstand earthquakes and is still in operation today.
The nation’s oldest permanent concrete structure for college sports is Harvard Stadium. Built in 1903 this horseshoe shaped stadium could seat 57,166 people. It is historically significant that this stadium represents the first vertical concrete structure to employ reinforced structural concrete.
Fun Fact: The Hoover Dam is made up of 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete, with another 1.11 million used for the power plant and other structures. Enough concrete to build a 3,000 mile road across the U.S. The dam required almost 5 million barrels of cement.