Thursday, February 18, 2010

Wizards stadium construction photos - 2/17/10

I stopped by the construction site yesterday. I should have called ahead (sorry about that) so I was unable to go inside. One benefit of showing up unannounced is I got to talk to several workers without the "suits" being there.

I was told that they have been given an aggressive schedule for completion and they are a little ahead of that now.

One Wizards official I spoke to last night said this will be the fastest built Soccer Specific Stadium other than the Columbus Crew stadium (which is a completely different style).

A few photos of my visit. Since I could not go inside, all of these shots are from outside the fences. I plan on stopping by to get more shots from the inside soon.

A lot of dirt is being moved across State street...


Digging...


moving dirt out...


coming back for more...


The other side of State street...





Drilling the holes for the piers...



The little stakes with yellow-green flgs on them in the middle of the photo is the back side of the west stands. The one a little closer is where the Cauldron end and the West stands meet...


More photos can be found here...

4 comments:

  1. My freshman year of college I lived in a brand new dorm that was built in about 6 monthes. Before Christmas break the contractor had to be called back in for air ducts being put in incorrectly, 2 flooded bathrooms, random fire alarm drills at 3am, the heating not working properly and, supposedly, almost got caught on fire. So please don't rush this stadium, just do it right the first time.

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  2. I never thought that barren dirt and gas propelled machines of steel could bring tears to my eyes but...but...this is beautiful. Thanks Thad!

    I'm also elated Jimmy Conrad has found a home and will no longer have to sleep on friends' couches or at stray animal shelters

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  3. Does anyone know if they have discussed names for the stadium? I do know that they are tring to get an advertising deal.

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