49ers Stadium going up quickly
I’ve been taking pictures of the 49ers Stadium site every so often from the Amtrak station. It’s amazing how quickly it’s going up. First, a shot from five weeks ago.
Now one from eight days ago.
Then from yesterday.
Much of this is possible due of the extensive use of steel. The foundation was drilled piers, so locals didn’t hear constant piledriving racket as they did when the garage across the street was built. And unlike the garage, the stadium has little concrete at the moment so there’s no curing time. This allows the crews to put up level after level very quickly, starting with what I assume are the field club and main concourses. Clark Pacific in Woodland is building the precast concrete risers that will eventually make up the seating bowl and many of the concrete walls inside. At this rate I’m starting to think the Niners will make their Fall 2014 opening date. I just hope that Turner Devcon will take this expertise to the Quakes and A’s stadia.