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Why do construction crews put Christmas trees on top of “topped out” buildings?

Why do construction crews put Christmas trees on top of...

Posted by Marcia Gruver Doyle on Dec 24, 2013

"Topping out”—putting the last structural steel beam or final roofing piece in place on a building—is a project milestone. To ...

Construction crew digs up likely Civil War cannonball fired on Atlanta

Construction crew digs up likely Civil War cannonball...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 22, 2013

This year alone we've seen construction workers uncover a mysterious statue and a vampire grave. And now a crew in ...

VIDEO: Watch Manhattan’s 165-year growth into a sprawling metropolis in one minute

VIDEO: Watch Manhattan’s 165-year growth into a...

Posted by Wayne Grayson on Jul 15, 2013

Cube Cities, a city visualization engine for the real estate industry, has put together a really cool video illustrating the ...

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