As one of America’s finest construction projects, Hoover Dam is nothing short of an enduring engineering marvel
This year marks 75 years since the dedication of the 726-foot-high dam. Built during the Great Depression, it consists of 3.25 million cubic yards of concrete that continues to be strong and stable and weighs 6.6 million tons.
No city was more closely tied to the project than Boulder City, NV, which continues to serve as “hometown” to the dam. The city was built to house the thousands of workers and their families who built the dam.