Hoover Dam | Megaprojects II | Episode 10

25 of January of 2022

The part of the story about Hoover Dam that most people don’t know is that the dam itself nearly didn’t happen at all.

On this episode of Sounds Like Infrastructure, we talk to the author and LA Times journalist Michael Hiltzik, who’s book ‘Colossus’ details the history of the dam.

We find out how Herbert Hoover finally convinced the seven states to come to an agreement, learn about the construction methods invented to pull off the project and ask what the future holds for the dam and the region it serves.

Sounds Like Infrastructure is a collaboration between Ferrovial and Veleta Media. Our team includes Craig Lawless, Kevin García King, José García Guaita, Arantxa Gulias, Bethany Ashcroft and Paloma González de Canales Díaz. Editing by Craig Lawless.

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