Throwback Thursday

Construction photo taken August 10, 1916. This shows work on the Central Court of Honor. The derrick in the photo was used to hoist all 28 monolithic columns, which weighed twenty tons apiece, and had to be reinforced so that it would not tip during the hoist. The photo also shows that many columns were laid in the yard, awaiting installation.  ‪#‎tbt‬

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