Concrete is an extremely versatile material. From garage floors to pool decks, to historical monuments, concrete can be used to create so many works of art in your home and around the world. Check out these three jaw-dropping historical monuments made from concrete around the world!
The Hoover Dam
Located in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, the Hoover Dam is made out of 3,250,000 cubic yards of concrete. After pouring ceased in 1935, 1,110,000 cubic yards of concrete was used for the power plant. The Hoover Dam was created to create Lake Mead during the Great Depression. During its time, this was one of the largest concrete projects in the country!
Formerly the Sears Tower located in Chicago, used enough concrete to build the equivalent of an eight-lane, five-mile long highway! This skyscraper is 1450 feet tall and one of the largest skyscrapers in our country. If you ever visit Chicago, be sure to stop by this concrete wonder and visit the sky deck to get a spectacular view of the city.
One of the many wonders located in Rome is made out of tons of concrete. This massive structure is the world’s largest unreinforced concrete dome! Built in 125 A.D. this dome does not include a rebar, and is bigger than St. Peter’s Basilica. The structure and unreinforced dome still stand today and are preserved quite well!
While your concrete pool deck or concrete fire pit may not be a global historical monument, it is a structure your family will treasure for years to come. When you are ready to add a concrete structure or item to your home, contact Creative Concrete Solutions to get started. Call us today at 615-289-8823!