8 Years of Construction on the 3 World Trade Center

SHANE HEDMOND | September 13, 2018

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It’s hard to believe that it has been 17 years since the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.  I came to the realization this week that many of the men and women that are about to enter the workforce will never have a true understanding about how the country felt that day and how it responded.

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Albert A. Webb first came to Riverside to become Chief Engineer and General Manager of Riverside Canal Company in 1934. In 1945, Albert founded Albert A. Webb Associates, and in 1948 moved the firm to its present location in Riverside. Throughout its history, WEBB's impact on the region is evident in regional infrastructure systems, planning programs, and land development of all kinds.

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Albert A. Webb Associates

Albert A. Webb first came to Riverside to become Chief Engineer and General Manager of Riverside Canal Company in 1934. In 1945, Albert founded Albert A. Webb Associates, and in 1948 moved the firm to its present location in Riverside. Throughout its history, WEBB's impact on the region is evident in regional infrastructure systems, planning programs, and land development of all kinds.

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