Construction on the Lincoln Memorial finished in 1922, according to the National Park Service. Congress had approved the memorial in 1910, and construction began in 1914. The first proposal for the monument was submitted in 1867.Know More
The initial plan for the memorial to Lincoln was very different than the one ultimately designed by Henry Bacon and executed by the Piccirilli brothers under the supervision of sculptor Daniel Chester French. The original plan called for six equestrian and 31 pedestrian statues of colossal size, with a statue of President Lincoln in the middle.
The Lincoln Memorial became a focal point for the civil rights struggle. On May 30, 1922, the day of the Lincoln Memorial's dedication, Dr. Robert Russo Moton, president of Tuskegee Institute, a historically black college, gave the keynote address. Marian Anderson, an African-American singer, gave a famous concert there in 1939, and Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I Have a Dream" speech there in 1963.Learn more about Architecture
Construction on the Mall of America started in 1989 and was concluded in 1992. It is located in Bloomington, Minn. and was designed by the Triple Five Group.Full Answer >
An indoor waterfall can be built anywhere in the home with a water basin, electric water pump, plastic tubing, a pond liner, waterproof glue and sheet plastic. The project is simple and requires minimal skill to complete.Full Answer >
The Hoover Dam was built to irrigate and provide hydroelectric power to the states of California and Arizona. In addition, the Hoover Dam was built to control seasonal flooding of the Colorado River, which made settlement in the arid Southwest possible. The dam was built during the 1930s and was, at the time, one of the largest man-made structures.Full Answer >
The Eiffel Tower was built for the 1889 World Exhibition in Paris. The tower took over two years to build, and it was meant to last only through the World Exhibition. Gustave Eiffel, for whom the tower is named, engineered and oversaw construction of the tower.Full Answer >