According to PanCanal, it is possible that upwards of 22,000 people died building the Panama Canal. According to hospital records, 5,609 died of diseases and accidents and of these, 4,500 were West Indian workers. More »

According to official records, five people died while constructing the Empire State Building. One was struck by a truck, another fell down an elevator shaft, a third was killed by explosives, a fourth struck by a hoist a... More »

The exact number of people who died during the construction of the Great Wall of China is unknown; however, it is estimated that up to 1,000,000 people lost their lives. Over 2000 years ago, Emperor Qin commanded the ori... More »

As of 2014, the Panama Canal is owned and controlled by Panama. The United States owned and operated the canal until 1999. The United States gave control over to Panama step by step starting in 1979, and full ownership w... More »

The Panama Canal cuts across the isthmus of Panama providing ship passage between the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans. It runs from the city of Colon on the Atlantic side to Balboa on the Pacific side. More »

As of 2014, there are three sets of locks in the Panama Canal: the three-chambered Gatun Locks, the one-chambered Pedro Miguel Locks and the two-chambered Miraflores Locks. Each lock is built double to accommodate two in... More »

The Panama Canal was conceived of in the 16th century. The French were the first people to attempt to construct a canal through Panama. America originally wanted to build a canal in Nicaragua instead of Panama. Construct... More »