Soaring Toward the Heavens

by Craig B. Smith, P.E., Chairman Emeritus; DMJMH+N, of Orange, California.,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2004, Vol. 74, Issue 11, Pg. 44-55

Document Type: Feature article


The Great Pyramid of Giza embodies the extraordinary vision and creative powers of an ancient, largely unknown people. By means of their bold architecture and construction, both they and their accomplishments gained star billing on the human stage. Their brilliance, reflected in the achievements they bequeathed humankind, captivates us, ensuring that we forever recognize as remarkable their many contributions to civilization.

Subject Headings: Human and behavioral factors | Construction management | Architecture

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