An Engineering/Construction Investigation

Many great construction/engineering projects have been built around the world.  Maybe you live close to a structure that stands out as one of these marvels.  Choose one of these structures.  Using a search engine, research how it was built.  


Write a one page summary of the project.  Include: 

1.     Why was it built/what need did it fulfill?

2.     What engineering/construction difficulty did the builders overcome?

3.     What was the most interesting part of the construction/engineering project to you?  What is something you have learned/discovered about this construction/engineering project? Are there any careers that you were unaware of?


Some examples of construction/engineering marvels are shown below but you can choose one of your own.
Building the Mighty Mackinaw Bridgehttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C07hGxEij3M
Building the St. Louis Archhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mI77W2PjyKI
Building the Hoover Damhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XE8yZZ5QEj4
Building the Golden Gate Bridge https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKU1PTyHtbM
Building the Empire State Buildinghttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1dXcutIGYw
Building the World’s Tallest Building, Burj Khalifahttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=12oynGTjYKs