Tiger Stadium Upper Deck May update

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  1. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    The elevator towers are nearing completion and the high cast-in-place support columns are going up. They are already starting to lift up precast beams. I imagine prefabricated decking sections will be going up in June.

    They just might make it.
     
  2. Crip*TEAM KATT

    Crip*TEAM KATT As Wild As We Wanna Be

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    They better hurry HURRICAN SEASON IS COMING!!!!!!! AND I got a feeling Louisiana is DUE for a big one.
     
  3. Carface

    Carface What the...?

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    Just drove by it the other day and was impressed with how much they had done since I last saw it. They're definitely making progress (finally).
     
  4. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

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    The one thing they are afraid of is that.
     
  5. TigerwithaRope

    TigerwithaRope The Beast driver

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    If they have all of the Rake Beams in by the end of June, then I would give them a slight chance of making it on time, but that is going to be a tall task.
     
  6. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    According to Herb Vincent as reported in the Advocate:

    "We are concerned," LSU Associate Athletic Director Herb Vincent said. "We have been concerned from the start. But we have been assured by the contractors that the west upper deck will be (usable) by the first game."

    Usable doesn't mean completely finished. Vincent said it is likely the finishing touches will be applied to the deck well into the season. Fans are likely to have to reach west side seats through pathways cut into the construction zone, as they did last season.


    Upper Deck
     
  7. red55

    red55 curmudgeon Staff Member

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    When the fog cleared this morning, the forms for the first rake beam were up. These guys are working 24/7.
     
  8. mcmikel

    mcmikel Founding Member

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    Rice Stadium in Houston was built from scratch in 10 months! Of course, it didn't hurt that Mr. Brown of Brown and Root was on the Rice board and an alum. However, it proves that great things can be done quickly and with quality.
     
  9. cajdav1

    cajdav1 Soldiers are real hero's

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    I'm amazed they have come as far along as they have already myself.
     
  10. DDTigerFan

    DDTigerFan Back from the Dead

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    When I came back to Baton Rouge Sunday evening it was a beautiful day and not a soul was to be found at the stadium.
     

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