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Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Enter to Win a Shea House Party

by Shea Homes Arizona on October 20, 2017

Shea Homes Instagram Contest for a House Party
Let’s kick off this Saturday with a Shea Homes® contest. One lucky winner will get to invite 20 friends to watch the Arizona Cardinals vs. Washington game on Sunday, December 17 where we will provide not only the house but food, family friendly drinks and fun! To enter, follow @sheahomesaz on Instagram and tag two friends in the comments section on any one of our #sheahouseparty posts. The contest goes October 15th- November 15th so don’t miss your chance at hosting the best football party of the season!

And in case you need even more reasons to enter, here are ten!

Top 10 Reasons why you should Enter to Win a Shea House Party:

1) See what it is like to live in your ultimate dream home- even if it is only for a day.
2) Shea Homes knows how to throw a party.
3) Host your party in your favorite Shea Homes AZ active community model home.
4) Have a party, skip out on the clean-up.
5) You provide the friends. We provide the food and drinks.
6) The Cardinals, 20 of your closest friends, and FREE FOOD.
7) Your social calendar may prosper after your awesome game day party.
8) No fuss and all fun!
9) FOOTBALL and a beautiful Shea Home to enjoy it in.
10) Pick a community to enjoy the game inside and outside on a beautiful patio!

Head over to Instagram and follow @sheahomesaz, then comment for a chance to win!

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On May 27th, the Golden Gate celebrated its 75th anniversary. This is an especially poignant celebration for Shea Homes, part of the J.F. Shea Company who was one of the key builders of this American landmark. During the 1930’s, travel in the Bay Area was primarily done by ferry. Seeking to increase transportation opportunities in the area and better connect families and cities, the J.F. Shea Company, was commissioned to construct the bridge’s piers and abutments. The vertical load of each pier weighed in at almost 165 million pounds, with 44 feet above sea level and approximately 100 feet below. Industrialization was just beginning and the Golden Gate Bridge project was one of the most complex ever undertaken at that time. The foundations of the bridge were the deepest that had ever been set. Constructing the piers was extremely challenging given the ferocious tides of up to seven knots as well as constantly shifting winds, blinding fog and frequent violent storms that are characteristic of the San Francisco Bay. In fact, this was considered by many on the crew as the most difficult construction of their careers.

The project was also a significant challenge for the company as it was simultaneously building the Hoover Dam and the Bay Bridge along with the Golden Gate Bridge. The building of the Golden Gate Bridge was also notable for several firsts in heavy construction. For the first time, strict safety standards for dress were enforced. It was the first major job on which hard hats were required. Although commonplace today, the construction of the bridge was also the first to use trucks that mixed as well as carried concrete. This architectural gem held the title of longest suspension bridge in the world for many years and is still hailed as a triumph of modern construction.

Although the official anniversary has passed, the celebrations continue all year long, visit the Bridge’s website for more details. If you’re interested in how this seemingly impossible project came to life, you’ll want to see the documentary about the construction of the Golden Gate Bridge at the Fort Point National Historic Site.

Sunsets with the Golden Gate Bridge looming in the background are always special in San Francisco. To view the bridge at the height of light, there’s a sundial map to help you out.

To see more photos of the construction of the bridge, check out the special exhibit: The Golden Gate Bridge – An Icon that Changed Marin at the Marin History Museum through September 1st.

Help Shea Homes celebrate this marvel of modern architecture all month. You have the chance to win a trip to San Francisco in our Golden Gate Getaway just by visiting one of our Shea Homes Facebook pages. We hope wherever you live, you have the chance to enjoy the Golden Gate Bridge this year.

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