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"Do you realize that nearly everything around you that makes your life more fun ... has been created by an engineer?"

Every time I drive through Las Vegas, I stop at Hoover Dam, watch the little movie about how it was constructed, and take the tour. Every time, I see something new.

It was such an engineering marvel at the time, and continues to remain so some 70 years later.

The rigging they used to dump the thousands of buckets of cement was just incredible. Not to mention all the tunneling into solid rock that was involved.
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