ENR Gene McGovern (left) rose to prominence when his construction management firm Lehrer/McGovern, started with Peter M. Lehrer (right), won the contract for the centennial restoration of the Statue of Liberty. ENR put the partners on the cover of the Sept. 6, 1984, issue. The two stood on the scaffold of the statue for the cover shot. Gene McGovern, co-founder of Lehrer/McGovern Inc., died on Jan. 22. He would have turned 73 on Jan. 29.McGovern, at his death a construction consultant based in Boca Raton, Fla., started his career at construction giant Morse/Diesel Inc., where he met Peter M. Lehrer.
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.