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San Jacinto Monument
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: BuildingsEra: 1930-1939DateCreated: 1939 Ship ChannelHoustonState: TXZip: 77571Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/San-Jacinto-Monument/Creator: Finn, Alfred, Cummins, Robert

The San Jacinto Monument commemorates the decisive 1836 battle near the banks of the Buffalo Bayou and the San Jacinto River that allowed Texas to win independence from Mexico. It is the world's tallest monument, rising 15 feet higher than the Washington Monument.

In 1936, Daughters and Sons of the Republic of Texas led lobbying efforts to allocate funds for a monument that would mark the importance of the Battle of San Jacinto. Ground was broken on April 21, 1936 - 100 years to the day after the victorious battle.

YearAdded:
1992
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Diveofficer (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: San Jacinto MonumentEra_date_from: 1939
Guayabo Ceremonial Center
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Civil Engineering ProfessionEra: BCDateCreated: 300 BC - 1400 ADTurrialbaState: TurrialbaCountry: Costa RicaWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Guayabo-Ceremonial-Center/Creator: Early Costa Rico natives

The early people of Costa Rica in the present-day area of Turrialba in Cartago Province built this ceremonial center with care and precision, and it is the country's primary and most important archaeological site. The Guayabo National Monument is of international significance because of its extensive roadways, retaining walls, underground channels, water supply, and flood control and drainage facilities that represent early civil engineering achievements by pre-Columbian people.

YearAdded:
2009
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Steve L. Martin (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: Guayabo Ceremonial CenterEra_date_from: 300 BC
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