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Watertown Arsenal
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Civil Engineering ProfessionEra: 1850-1859DateCreated: 1859Talcott AvenueWatertownState: MAZip: 02472Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Watertown-Arsenal/Creator: Parris, Alexander

The Watertown Arsenal was the first major engineering testing laboratory in America. It was created to store and manufacture cutting-edge military technology and weaponry. The United States Army Research and Materials Laboratory continued to use the site until 1989, employing soldiers and civilians to produce and test artillery.

YearAdded:
1982
Image Credit: public domainImage Caption: Watertown ArsenalEra_date_from: 1859
Tipon
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Civil Engineering ProfessionEra: 1000-1599DateCreated: 1200 - 1534Acceso a Tipon
TiponCountry: PeruWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Tipon/Creator: Incan Civilization and predecessors

Tipon is a self-contained, walled settlement that served as an estate for Inca nobility. Located 13 miles down the Huatanay River Valley by the Inca capital of Cusco, the 500-acre archeological site provides knowledge and better understanding of the pre-historic Inca and their irrigation and building skills. The site represents great mastery of irrigation and hydraulic technology. The civil engineers of Tipon designed buildings, 13 integrated central terraces, waterworks, hundreds of other terraces and massive structures to be visually and functionally harmonious with their surroundings.

YearAdded:
2006
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Emmanuel Dyan (CC BY 2.0)Image Caption: TiponEra_date_from: 1200
City Plan of Savannah
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Civil Engineering ProfessionEra: 1700-1749DateCreated: 1733Historic DistrictSavannahState: GAZip: 31401Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/city-plan-of-savannah/Creator: Oglethorpe, James

The Savannah city plan, whose execution began in 1733, is distinguished from those of previous colonial towns by the repeated pattern of connected neighborhoods, multiple squares, streets, and designed expansion into lands held by the city. It is unique in the history of urban planning in a number of aspects, not the least of which is that the squares allow for more open space in Savannah than any city layout in history. 

YearAdded:
1977
Image Credit: Courtesy Wikipedia/PurpleChezImage Caption: City Plan of SavannahEra_date_from: 1733
United States Military Academy
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Civil Engineering ProfessionEra: 1800-1829DateCreated: 1813On the Hudson RiverWest PointState: NYZip: 10996Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/project/united-states-military-academy-at-west-point/Creator: Jefferson, Thomas , Thayer, Sylvanus

In 1794, Congress authorized and President Thomas Jefferson signed into law the raising of a Corps of Artillerists and Engineers (now the United States Army Corps of Engineers) to be educated and stationed at the newly created United States Military Academy. The U.S. Military Academy was the first school of engineering in America to offer formal instruction in civil engineering. 

YearAdded:
1978
Image Credit: Original Image: Public Domain (US Army)Image Caption: United States Military AcademyEra_date_from: 1813
Machu Picchu
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Civil Engineering ProfessionEra: 1000-1599DateCreated: 1460Santuario Historico Machu PicchuCountry: PeruWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Machu-Picchu/Creator: Inca Empire

Machu Picchu represents the culmination of Inca public works building standards and technology, as well as 4,000 years of Andean community development.  This landmark is the most well known archaeological site in South America and serves as a destination site for world travelers.  It was a royal estate for Emperor Pachacuti.  

YearAdded:
2006
Image Credit: Courtesy Flickr/Chang'r (CC BY-ND 2.0)Image Caption: Machu PicchuEra_date_from: 1460
Lawrence Experiment Station
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Civil Engineering ProfessionEra: 1880-1889DateCreated: 188637 Shattuck StreetLawrenceState: MAZip: 01843Country: USAWebsite: https://www.asce.org/project/lawrence-experimental-station/Creator: Mills, Hiram Francis, Hazen, Allen

Some of the station's notable achievements:  
The first method for detecting radioactive particles in water supplies  
A successful system of slow-sand filter beds for drinking water  
The landmark demonstration that microorganisms carried within filter media could degrade sewage 

YearAdded:
1975
Image Credit: Public Domain (Author's Choice)Image Caption: Lawrence Experiment StationEra_date_from: 1886
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
Fritz Engineering Laboratory
Society: ASCEMain Category: CivilSub Category: Civil Engineering ProfessionEra: 1910-1919DateCreated: 1910Lehigh University BookstoreBethlehemState: PAZip: 18015Country: USAWebsite: http://www.asce.org/Project/Fritz-Engineering-Laboratory/Creator: Fritz, John

In 1907, John Fritz, known as the "Father of the Steel Industry in the United States," rejoined the Lehigh University Board of Trustees after an absence of a decade. He began the development of what would prove to be his greatest gift to Lehigh: a modern engineering laboratory and funding for its construction.

YearAdded:
1991
Image Credit: Courtesy Lehigh University Digital LibraryImage Caption: Fritz Engineering LaboratoryEra_date_from: 1910
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