Monthly Archives: July 2015

The Ancient Mystery of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon

In our series about Architectural Wonders of the Ancient World, The Hanging Gardens of Babylon is one of the most fascinating. It is the only ancient wonder not reliably verified that it actually existed as no definitive archaeological evidence has … Continue reading

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Today modern architecture is still influenced by the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. These incredible man-made structures represent the marvels of early engineering and are remarkable feats of construction. Three of the ancient wonders, the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the … Continue reading

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Constructing Earthquake Resistant Skyscrapers

At The Conco Companies we have been busy providing concrete services for the Wilshire Grand Center in Los Angeles that is one of the tallest buildings to be constructed in a seismic hot zone. The building’s design has been put … Continue reading

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New Wilshire Grand Will Be Earthquake Resistant

In an article about earthquakes published by Scientific American, they explain that, “Lateral shaking is the force that can cause the most damage to a building during an earthquake.” Since the force usually occurs in a direction parallel to the … Continue reading

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The One World Center Observatory Officially Opens

Even though the One World Trade Center has been opened for business since November, 2014, the observatory officially opened to the public in May, 2015. Located on the 100th, 101st, and 102nd floors of the tallest building in New York … Continue reading

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Mausoleum at Halicarnassus

In The Conco Companies’  on-going series of blogs on the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, it brings us to one of most influential architectural structures throughout the course of history. The Mausoleum at Halicarnassus was constructed outside the city … Continue reading

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The Temple of Artemis

One of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World, the Greek Temple of Artemis (Artemision) was built near the ancient city of Ephesus in today’s Turkey. The temple was dedicated to the Ephesus’ goddess of fertility and was the largest … Continue reading

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