A small announcement in the back pages of Concrete Construction invited readers to send in examples of beautiful concrete. We were pleasantly surprised by the variety of the submissions. Although we can't include all of them, we do want to share some of the fine examples.

Bridge Street Bridge in Grand Rapids, Michigan features precast arch-shaped fascia panels and cantilevered seating areas.

Winnipeg, Manitoba, residents find added beauty in the quiet and privacy of tilt-up concrete sound barrier walls. Exposed aggregate finish faces residences; ribbed texture is on the traffic side of the panels.

Courtyard Gallery in Salt Lake City, Utah features unique sculptures, a concrete waterfall, and innovatively molded concrete walls.

An underground water storage tank in Laguna Sur, California is the base for a concrete complex. Above the tank, concrete tennis courts and a striking swimming pool complex enhance the surrounding area.

Brilliant white architectural concrete is the highlight of a corporate headquarters in Columbus, Indiana. A combination of precast and site-cast concrete, the building spans a three block area.