Historical Construction Projects

Take a look back at history's greatest construction feats. From historic buildings and bridges, to antique equipment, to uncovered artifacts, the industry as it once was still makes an impact on construction today.



Maryland Will Avoid Gravesites in Capital Beltway Widening Plans

Maryland highway officials committed to avoid a historical African American cemetery when adding toll lanes to the Capital Beltway after 27 "probable" or "possible" unmarked graves were detected along the highway this summer, a state archaeologist said Sept....


Looking Back: Cranes From Around the World Circa 1980s

The Historical Construction Equipment Association provides a look at Cranes from the 1980's. The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is a 501(c)3non-profit organization dedicated to preserving for public education the historyof the construction, dredging and surface mining equipment industries....


Old Negro Leagues Ballpark in Paterson, N.J., Gets Financing for New Life

Financing has been finalized to redevelop Hinchliffe Stadium, a former Negro Leagues baseball park in Paterson, N.J., clearing the way for work to continue the $94 million project. One of only four remaining Negro Leagues ballparks still standing, Hinchliffe Stadium opened in 1932 and was home to, at various times, the New York Black Yankees and New York Cubans during the ‘30s and ‘40s....


South Coast Improvement Company Recognized as Part of Hood Milk Bottle Renovation

The Boston Children's Museum recently received the 2021 Mayor Thomas M. Menino Legacy Award by Preservation Massachusetts for the renovation of the historic Hood Milk Bottle structure. South Coast Improvement Company (SCIC), a design-build general contractor serving New England and the Mid-Atlantic states, was the general contractor for this award-winning restoration of the iconic Hood Milk Bottle that stands between the Children's Museum and Fort Point Channel at 308 Congress Street in Boston....


O'Rourke Completes Demo, Saves Historic Clock Tower

The historic former United States Playing Card Company headquarters and factory in Norwood, Ohio, a suburb in Cincinnati, is being transformed into a $150 million plus mixed-use development that will have more than 500 residential units; a brewery; a public market and food hall; more than 100,000-sq....


Looking Back: Historical Cranes

The HCEA provides a lookback at cranes from the past. The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving for public education the history of the construction, dredging and surface mining equipment industries....


Wall of Remembrance Being Built at D.C.'s Korean War Veterans Memorial

Construction on the Wall of Remembrance and an overall rehabilitation of the Korean War Veterans Memorial on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was started in mid-March. The wall is a new, permanent addition to the memorial that will include the names of 36,574 American servicemembers and more than 7,200 members of the Korean Augmentation to the United States Army who gave their lives defending the people of South Korea....


Behind Ireland's Final Rebellion and … an American Dream

Construction people like to read about machinery and many of them like to read about other subjects, too — like history and war and such. Some people who make and sell machinery also like to write books and sometimes a writer comes out of this mix who can combine history, war and actual machinery into their books....


Crews Discover Howitzer Round on Yuma Job Site

YUMA, ARIZ. (AP) A construction crew in southern Arizona has discovered an unexploded howitzer round while working on a road. Yuma Proving Ground's explosives experts identified the ordnance as a 155 mm howitzer round of a kind that were used in World War II and the Vietnam War, The Sun reported....


Cranes of the Past

Take a look back at cranes of the past courtesy of Historical Construction Equipment Association. (The Historical Construction Equipment Association (HCEA) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to preserving for public education the history of the construction, dredging and surface mining equipment industries.)...