Minneapolis: Vikings Stadium reaches 40%

source: FoxSports.com

Minneapolis: Vikings Stadium reaches 40% The NFL’s next $1 billion stadium is progressing along schedule as it nears half-way towards delivery. First roof segment is already in place, while number of workers will grow by even 50%. Fox Sports report.

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Mortenson Construction confirmed the new Vikings Stadium construction progress stands at 40%. Allen Troshinsky of Mortenson said, quoted by Fox Sports, the project will have surpassed 1 million work hours by the end of last week. About 800 workers are on site and will reach a peak of 1,200 workers during this summer.

On February 5 the first roof segment was mounted atop the stands, soon to bear the ETFE transparent covering. "The date on which the queens post truss was installed was very nearly the same date we had originally scheduled over a year ago," Troshinsky said at the board meeting. "That's just a testament to the effort of the great people across the street putting the work in place are achieving every day and keeping us on track."

Construction is on target for a complete enclosure of the building by November, allowing more interior finishing during the winter and a completion by next summer. About 80 percent of the total concrete for the project has already been poured and should be finished by June. The first tower crane will begin to be taken down next month.

New Vikings Stadium© Minnesota Vikings

New Vikings Stadium© Minnesota Vikings

New Vikings Stadium© Minnesota Vikings

New Vikings Stadium© Minnesota Vikings

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