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.



Federal Grants Help Auburn University, Contractors to Preserve Historic Schools

A multidisciplinary research team at Auburn University will use money from a recent National Park Service (NPS) grant to work with a preservation contractor to stabilize the crumbling Tankersley Rosenwald School in Hope Hull, Ala., one of many schools built for African American children in the first half of the 20th century....


With Expansion Phase Ongoing, Baltimore's Penn Station Now Getting a Facelift

Baltimore's Pennsylvania Station is now wrapped in scaffolding and a dark filmy safety material that makes the building pop out. It also is open for business and in the first six months of a planned transformation and expansion designed to make this landmark more of a neighborhood anchor than it already is....


Major Renovation Now Under Way at Virginia State Capitol Complex in Richmond

The visitor center at the Virginia Capitol building in Richmond will be closed for most of the rest of 2022 as the state continues building an underground tunnel and advances its waterproofing work at the Thomas Jefferson-designed structure....


Looking Back: Manitowoc

The Historical Construction Equipment Association provides a look back at Manitowoc cranes. 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....


Funding Boost to Help Restore Historic African American Church in Portland, Maine

Standing in the cavernous wooden interior of the Meeting House in Portland, Maine's Munjoy Hill neighborhood, Pam Cummings pointed out part of the floor that has been replaced and some of the older boards that remain from the original 19th century construction, as well as bits of history etched into the floor....


Iconic, 163-Year-Old Barnegat Lighthouse in NJ Closed for Needed Renovation

New Jersey's famous Barnegat Lighthouse, nicknamed "Old Barney," closed to visitors on March 14 for a $1.3 million restoration of the 163-year-old structure on the northern tip of Long Beach Island in Ocean County....


Historical Cranes at Work in the West

The Historical Construction Equipment Association provides a look back at cranes hard at work in the west. 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....


Looking Back: Cranes

The HCEA gives us a look 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....


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....