Architectural Steel provides – almost literally – the building blocks of human civilisation. It has transformed how we live and operate as a species. But how did we get here? In this brief history, we’ve charted the course of humanity – from the beginnings of the Iron Age to the steel megaprojects of modern-day China.
Fabrication has come a long way since the first iron was smelted into ornaments and ceremonial weapons somewhere between the Caucasus and the Middle East almost four thousand years ago. It is both humbling and awe-inspiring to know that not even the iron dagger that accompanied Tutankhamen to the grave could hold a candle to even the most basic commands of the sophisticated machinery of today.
Let us take a look at the far-reaching legacy of those first iron-smelters. At the machines that are still almost unbelievable in their worldliness today:
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