From CBSNews.com (Susan Spencer):
Even the dam’s most diehard fans concede it probably wouldn’t be built today, but they insist it was both right – and remarkable – to build it then. “The foresight that those folks had to build this structure back in the 30’s, to harness the Colorado, was just amazing at that point in time, that those folks could even think of that,” [Ken Rice] said.
“It’s not the tallest dam, and it’s not the biggest dam, but its got a grace and power that really takes people … really seizes the imagination. The simple lines that it has – you know the artistic beauty of the design is really something unique,” [Michael Hiltzik] said.
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