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When installed properly, concrete is one of the most durable building materials that provides strength, rigidity and resilience to the structure. Lancaster, Pa. (October 23, 2007) - A ceremony was held last week celebrating the certification of High Steel Structures Inc.'s Williamsport facility as a VPP Star site, as designated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration's (OSHA) Voluntary Protection Program.
Since 1916, when Mohawk men made their way to New York to work on the Hell Gate Bridge, ironworkers from two Native communities, Akwesasne (which straddles Ontario, Quebec, and New York State) and Kahnawake (near Montreal), have been walking iron” across the city.



Although it carried an 8,000-pound, or two-percent, structural weight increase, the otherwise simplified modification increased its six-abreast accommodation from 32 to 69, reached by a new, straight, internal staircase that replaced the type's signature spiral one.
Lancaster, PA (October 23, 2009)—The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has re-certified High Steel Structures' Lancaster, Pa., fabrication facilities as a Star site in the OSHA Voluntary Protection Program—the agency's highest safety award.

But the subway was more than the numbers it carried: it changed the fabric of New York society, reducing miles to minutes below ground, so that citizens could once again ascend to the surface after a short ride-24 hours per day, if needed-sparking what became its reputation as "the city that never sleeps." Times Square, soon to be synonymous with its theater district, became its crossroads, and Broadway rose as people did-from the underground stations-disgorged into daylight, seeking apartments, stores, and services in buildings, which stretched ten to twelve stories toward the sky.
During the same year that he had been granted his "mail tube" construction approval, the New York City Central Underground Railway Company proposed its own underground line from City Hall to the Harlem River, but never dug a single shovel of dirt, while the New York City Rapid Transit Company, associated with the likes of Cornelius Vanderbilt, considered a City Hall routing four years later that was intended to connect with the New York and Harlem road at 59th Street.
A banker and financier himself, he was selected to obtain the necessary funding for the $35 million, 4.5-year construction project and the $2,750,000 for Iron Works Westchester county NY station sites and terminals, to serve as supervisor, and to incorporate the Rapid Transit Subway Construction Company, which was awarded Contract #1.

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