Hoover Dam & Lake Mead Photos

Hoover Dam was constructed 1931-1936 by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation out of 5 million barrels of concrete for a final weight of 6.6 million tons. That was about 80% of the cement used in all previous U.S. dams. At 726.5 feet from bedrock to roadway crest, it is one of the tallest dams in the world. It is named after Herbert Clark Hoover, 31st U.S. President & champion of American electrification. It provides water & electricity to seven nearby states. While initially designed as a plain structure, Gordon B. Kaufmann became the architect of the Art Deco features which now define the 1930s. Much of the work was done by hand & hundreds of men died (96 officially) during construction.
Lake Mead is a scenic recreation area run by the National Park Service. Both the Dam & lake are day trips from Las Vegas.

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Hoover Dam in Black Canyon between Nevada & Arizona weighs 6,600,000 tons. Las Vegas, NV.Hoover Dam named after Herbert Clark Hoover 31st U.S. President & champion of American electrification. Las Vegas, NV.Hoover Dam seen from power house below. Las Vegas, NV.Crest of Hoover Dam from below. Las Vegas, NV.
Hoover Dam (1931-6) in Black Canyon between Nevada & Arizona weighs 6,600,000 tons. Las Vegas, NV.Hoover Dam named after Herbert Clark Hoover 31st U.S. President & champion of American electrification. Las Vegas, NV.Hoover Dam seen from power house below. Las Vegas, NV.Crest of Hoover Dam from below. Las Vegas, NV.
Concrete pattern of Hoover Dam & two of four crest towers. Las Vegas, NV.Art Deco towers & covered walkway on crest of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Art Deco modernism windows on power house at base of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Modern lines of windows on power house at base of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.
Concrete pattern of Hoover Dam & two of four crest towers. Las Vegas, NV.Art Deco towers & covered walkway on crest of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV. Architect: Gordon B. Kaufmann.Art Deco modernism windows on power house at base of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Modern lines of windows on power house at base of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.
Concrete Hoover Dam meets rock of Black Canyon of Colorado River. Las Vegas, NV.Modern openings in power house of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Nevada side power house of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Transmission lines at power house of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.
Concrete Hoover Dam meets rock of Black Canyon of Colorado River. Las Vegas, NV.Modern openings in power house of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Nevada side power house of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Gordon B. Kaufmann.Transmission lines at power house of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.
Transformers of Hoover Dam power house. Las Vegas, NV.Transmission line anchors of Hoover Dam power house. Las Vegas, NV.Transmission towers atop rocks of Black Canyon beside Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Transmission towers atop rocks above Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.
Transformers of Hoover Dam power house. Las Vegas, NV.Transmission line anchors of Hoover Dam power house. Las Vegas, NV.Transmission towers atop rocks of Black Canyon beside Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Transmission towers atop rocks above Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.
Turbines of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Turbine rotor removed for maintenance at Hoover Dam power house. Las Vegas, NV.Hoover Dam water intake towers. Las Vegas, NV.Hoover Dam water intake towers take water from top of Lake Mead to feed through turbines. Las Vegas, NV.
Turbines of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Turbine rotor removed for maintenance at Hoover Dam power house. Las Vegas, NV.Hoover Dam water intake towers. Las Vegas, NV. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Gordon B. Kaufmann.Hoover Dam water intake towers take water from top of Lake Mead to feed through turbines. Las Vegas, NV.
One of Hoover Dam's four water intake towers sits in draught reduced Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Spillway structure to carry possible floodwaters around Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Crest of Hoover Dam serves as sole major but congested road across Colorado River Canyon between Las Vegas & Arizona. Las Vegas, NV.View of 726 foot tall Hoover Dam from top to bottom. Las Vegas, NV.
One of Hoover Dam's four water intake towers sits in draught reduced Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Spillway structure to carry possible floodwaters around Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV. Style: Art Deco. Architect: Gordon B. Kaufmann.Crest of Hoover Dam serves as sole major but congested road across Colorado River Canyon between Las Vegas & Arizona. Las Vegas, NV.View of 726 foot tall Hoover Dam from top to bottom. Las Vegas, NV.
View of Hoover Dam power house from top of Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Colorado River leaves power houses of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Black Canyon rocks below Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Brass American Eagle shield decorates elevator of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.
View of Hoover Dam power house from top of Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Colorado River leaves power houses of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Black Canyon rocks below Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Brass American Eagle shield decorates elevator of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.
Terrazzo floor pattern after Native American motifs by Allen True at Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Wings of the Republic sculpture group by Oskar J.W. Hansen at Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Wings of the Republic sculpture with flagpole at Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Art Deco Wings of the Republic sculpture at Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.
Terrazzo floor pattern after Native American motifs by Allen True at Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Wings of the Republic sculpture group by Oskar J.W. Hansen at Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Wings of the Republic sculpture with flagpole at Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Art Deco Wings of the Republic sculpture at Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.
Bronze & terrazzo U.S. Eagle floor at Wings of the Republic at Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Shields of states participating in Hoover Dam: California. Las Vegas, NV.Shields of states participating in Hoover Dam: Utah. Las Vegas, NV.Shields of states participating in Hoover Dam: Arizona. Las Vegas, NV.
Bronze & terrazzo U.S. Eagle floor at Wings of the Republic at Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Shields of states participating in Hoover Dam: California. Las Vegas, NV.Shields of states participating in Hoover Dam: Utah. Las Vegas, NV.Shields of states participating in Hoover Dam: Arizona. Las Vegas, NV.
Shields of states participating in Hoover Dam: Nevada. Las Vegas, NV.Shields of states participating in Hoover Dam: Wyoming. Las Vegas, NV.Shields of states participating in Hoover Dam: Colorado. Las Vegas, NV.Shields of states participating in Hoover Dam: New Mexico. Las Vegas, NV.
Shields of states participating in Hoover Dam: Nevada. Las Vegas, NV.Shields of states participating in Hoover Dam: Wyoming. Las Vegas, NV.Shields of states participating in Hoover Dam: Colorado. Las Vegas, NV.Shields of states participating in Hoover Dam: New Mexico. Las Vegas, NV.
Memorial relief "They Died to Make the Desert Bloom" by Oskar J.W. Hansen at Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Memorial plaque "They labored that millions might see a brighter day" by AFL to fellowmen who lost their lives on Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Memorial plaque to Dr. Elwood Mead whose work resulted in the construction of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Bridge approaching Hoover Dam past copper colored visitor center. Las Vegas, NV.
Memorial relief "They Died to Make the Desert Bloom" by Oskar J.W. Hansen at Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Memorial plaque (1935) "They labored that millions might see a brighter day" by AFL to fellowmen who lost their lives on Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Memorial plaque to Dr. Elwood Mead whose work resulted in the construction of Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Bridge approaching Hoover Dam past copper colored visitor center. Las Vegas, NV.
Hoover Dam visitor center. Las Vegas, NV.Hoover Dam visitor center beside electrical pylon. Las Vegas, NV.High Scaler sculpture by Steven Liguori shows how workers prepared high cliffs for Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Power pylon above visitor parking lot structure. Las Vegas, NV.
Hoover Dam visitor center (1995). Las Vegas, NV. Architect: Harry Rodda of Spencer Assoc..Hoover Dam visitor center beside electrical pylon. Las Vegas, NV.High Scaler sculpture (2000) by Steven Liguori shows how workers prepared high cliffs for Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Power pylon above visitor parking lot structure. Las Vegas, NV.
Power lines climb cliff to carry power toward Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV.View of marina on Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Vista of Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Vista of Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.
Power lines climb cliff to carry power toward Las Vegas. Las Vegas, NV.View of marina on Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Vista of Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Vista of Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.
Blue waters of Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Striated island of Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Rocky beach along Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Vista of Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.
Blue waters of Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Striated island of Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Rocky beach along Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Vista of Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.
Escarpment along Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Rugged hills beyond Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Campground on Lake Mead with mountains beyond. Las Vegas, NV.Hills around Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.
Escarpment along Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Rugged hills beyond Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Campground on Lake Mead with mountains beyond. Las Vegas, NV.Hills around Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.
Plant life around Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Plant life typical of Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Freeway under construction to bypass Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Rock formation near Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.
Plant life around Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Plant life typical of Lake Mead. Las Vegas, NV.Freeway under construction to bypass Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.Rock formation near Hoover Dam. Las Vegas, NV.
Nevada landscape near Lake Mead from air. NV.


Nevada landscape near Lake Mead from air. NV.



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