For John R. Lawson II, president of W.M. Jordan Company, life got rather interesting Thursday afternoon. That’s when news broke that Lawson’s Newport News, Va.-based construction company had offered a $10/hour job to former NFL star Michael Vick, who will soon complete a 23-month sentence for orchestrating a dogfighting operation in Surry County, Va. Photo: AP/Wideworld Former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, pictured leaving federal court in 2007 after pleading guilty to a dogfighting charge in Richmond, Va., is set to earn $10 an hour this summer working for a highway contractor in Virginia. Within hours, Lawson’s voicemail was overflowing
Arch dams, classically curved monoliths situated in narrow valleys, are not as common as other types of dams, such as embankment dams and gravity dams. ENR takes a look at some of the biggest arch dams in the world, both completed and under construction.