Flash Interactive: Carving a Mountain

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Click below to take a closer look at the various phases of construction in this interactive presentation.

Launch Interactive

Gutzon Borglum and a team of dedicated South Dakotan workers built the national monument at Mount Rushmore. For 14 years, the men toiled. In the end they created a shrine of democracy, a massive sculpture unlike any other. Millions of people make the pilgrimage to Rushmore each year.









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From the Empire State Buiding to the carvings on Mount Rushmore, the Golden Gate Bridge, and the Space Needle, the U.S. has dozens of impressive, important, and iconic structures. Which ones have you been to? Which has had the biggest impact?