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Workers at the iconic dam had to survive falling rocks, carbon monoxide, and 120-degree temperatures.

Hoover Dam build photos reveal the wonder of human invention

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Hoover Dam was completed in 75 years later, it remains of the largest hydroelectric generators in the US.

Bank of Manhattan, New York, 1929 Their lives are quite literally in the balance. One of them doesn't even look like he is holding on to anything

Bank of Manhattan, New York, 1929 - Vertigo: Nerves of Steel - Stills Galleries - British Pathé

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Hoover Dam construction,on the Colorado River, on the Arizona-Nevada border, completed in It is 221 ft high.

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Eau : le Colorado, source de conflits entre les États-Unis et le Mexique

his is a view of the Hoover Dam from upstream as construction continued near Boulder City, Nev., Feb. 1, 1935. The crack in the upper center of the dam is a space left open for cooling and settling of the concrete and will be filled as work progresses. (AP Photo)

his is a view of the Hoover Dam from upstream as construction continued near Boulder City, Nev. The crack in the upper center of the dam is a space left open for cooling and settling of the concrete and will be filled as work progresses.

Painting the Sydney Harbour Bridge (year unknown). But it was before Workplace Health and Safety became the force that it now is.

Painting the Sydney Harbour Bridge (year unknown).A♥W it takes a year then they start it all over again

Hoover Dam build photos reveal the wonder of human invention

Hoover Dam build photos reveal the wonder of human invention

Workers at the iconic dam had to survive falling rocks, carbon monoxide, and temperatures.

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21 Amazing Photos of the Hoover Dam's Construction

14 Nerve-Wracking Photos From High Atop Old School NYC Skyscrapers: Gothamist A construction worker is hauled up to his place of work on a 30 storey skyscraper on New York's waterfront, 1890.(Getty Images)

14 Nerve-Wracking Photos From High Atop Old School NYC Skyscrapers: Gothamist A construction worker is hauled up to his place of work on a 30 storey skyscraper on New York's waterfront, Images)

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The Retronaut is a great internet resource for images of by-gone eras. This picture of the Hoover Dam under construction in the mid certainly speaks to the dieselpunk aesthetic!

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