Washington, D.C., is home to some of the U.S.’ most prized and revered memorials. To the nearly 24 million people who visited the mall in 2011, the Reflecting Pool appeared to be more of a science project than a scenic and iconic historic stop.
In “the city that never sleeps,” it seems only right that any construction job match the moniker of Manhattan. For the past two years, workers from contractor Halycon Construction and subcontractor Insituform Technologies Inc. have convened on different blocks of iconic Madison Avenue to rehabilitate a 140-year-old 48-in. water main running under the street. To alleviate the headaches that could happen by snarling New York City’s rush-hour traffic, workers quickly moved onto sections of the avenue each Friday night and worked until Monday morning.