Hoover Dam - A National Historic Landmark

Initial piece of sculpture arrives at Hoover Dam

Photo of rock on trailer. Photo of rock being hoisted into place. A 20-foot tall, triangular shaped rock, weighing about 125,000 pounds, similar to those of this area arrived at Hoover Dam by special convoy Tuesday evening, July 25. Placed near the dam’s new concession facility, "The High Scaler Cafe", the rock is the centerpiece of a larger-than-life display honoring “high scaler” construction workers who removed loose rock from the canyon walls prior to the dam’s construction. A sculpture of a “high scaler” sitting along the edge of the rock wall/cliff is mounted on the face of the rock.

Photo of installation of statue. Hoover Dam Police Department Officers escorted the convoy, consisting of a large crane and a 9-axle, wide trailer on which the huge rock was transported, from the Central Warehouse to the dam’s parking garage. Due to the size of the vehicles and the need to unload the heavy cargo very carefully, the task, which began at 8:30 p.m., was completed about 4 a.m. Throughout the night motorists traveling east and west on U.S. Highway 93 encountered delays as the installation took place.

A more detailed article on the statue will appear here soon.

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