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Construction Trivia

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in General on Oct 18, 2015.

The construction market is filled with residential and commercial developers prepared to spend millions of dollars on construction work each year.  The projects that determine who spends the most on projects annually can vary in cost and size.  Can you guess the largest purchaser of contruction services, in dollars spent, in the world?

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Construction Trivia

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in General on Jul 17, 2015.

Among the most famous buildings in the world, the White House is the residence and working space for the President of the United States. Despite its unique name, it was not always white and not always known as the White House. Do you know how the White House came to be known by that name?

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Construction Trivia – Super Bowl Style

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in General on Jan 31, 2015.

This weekend’s Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks is being played in Glendale, Arizona at the University of Phoenix Stadium. Home to the Arizona Cardinals of the NFL, University of Phoenix Stadium was constructed at a cost of $455 million and took 3 years to build.

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Construction Trivia

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in General on Nov 7, 2014.

For many, Disney World is the “happiest place on earth”. Built in the early 1970s, the first theme park to open there was the Magic Kingdom. Two hotels that are still part of the resort – the Contemporary and Polynesian Resort Hotels – were opened at the same time.

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Construction Trivia

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in General on Oct 17, 2014.

Skyscrapers have become a normal part of the skyline in many major metropolitan areas.  Many of them are far in excess of 100 floors in the modern world.  Can you name the first building in the world to have 100 floors or more though?  For extra credit, how long did it take to build this building?

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Construction Trivia

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in General on Sep 12, 2014.

One of the most famous buildings in the modern world was designed by Charles L’Enfant and was the largest residence in the United States until the Civil War. Identify the building and it’s location.  For extra credit, name the first family to live in the building.

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Construction Trivia

On behalf of Kaplin Stewart Meloff Reiter & Stein, P.C. posted in General on Aug 22, 2014.

The Hoover Dam is still considered one of the most impressive engineering and construction accomplishments of all time. Relying on the largest known reservoir in the United States, it provides massive amounts of hydroelectric power to the power grid. But it was not always called the Hoover Dam.

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