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2006: The Year in Construction

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Selected from hundreds that were submitted, this year's "Images of the Year in Construction" features photographs that best capture the mood and flavor of construction during 2006. Full Story

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Photographer: Shelly Anderson
Submitter: DYK Inc., El Cajon, Calif.

Like stringing a bow, DYK workers throw their weight into bending cables to create a flexible anchorage for the walls of a 400-million gallon concrete water tank for the Valecitos (Calif.) Water District. On another tank, the design was credited with reducing fractures in the 1994 Northridge Earthquake and keeping the water flowing. Project manager Anderson took the shot at the suggestion of an ENR editor, who advised her to look for shots of people hard at work.