From the Gateway Arch, Rockefeller Center, the Sears Tower, and the Empire State Buiding to the carvings on Mount Rushmore, the Golden Gate Bridge, the Space Needle and Grand Central Terminal, the U.S. has dozens of impressive, important, and iconic structures. Which ones have you been to? Which has had the biggest impact on its local community and on the country? Which one is your favorite?
Engineer James Eads tamed the mighty Mississippi, turning New Orleans into the second largest port in the nation.
A Utah farm boy builds a prototype for a television, but is thwarted by movie studio executives wanting to control the technology.
A uniquely impressionistic history of the early years of the Space Race.
Politics, culture, race relations, and technology in a year of change.
Engineered by William Barclay Parsons, the 21-mile, four-track route of the New York City Subway was the largest public works project in history.
Brothers Wilbur and Orville Wright built a flying machine that made its first flight in Kitty Hawk, North Carolina in 1903.
A personal story of one family's dramatic effort to hold onto their family farm in Iowa as massive foreclosures sweep the nation in the 1990s.
Robert Moses fueled some of the most ambitious -- and controversial -- public works projects ever conceived.