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    Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

    [size=13pt]Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million[/size]

    An architectural firm submitted a study for an open-air stadium that would build on the 27-year-old Metrodome's foundation and seating.

    By HERÓN MÁRQUEZ ESTRADA, Star Tribune

    Last update: July 18, 2008 - 5:48 AM



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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

    [size=13pt]Sid Hartman: Vikings, commission examine reusing Dome[/size]

    The team and the managers of the Metrodome are working together on stadium plans, including some that could incorporate the existing dome. Summary.

    By SID HARTMAN, Star Tribune

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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

    I like it.

    http://www.startribune.com/photos/?c=y&img=1dome0718.jpg
    [img width=450 height=299]http://stmedia.startribune.com/images/1dome0718.jpg[/img]

    I am impressed that they were able to shave so much off the price by using some of the existing infrastructure.
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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

    "NodakPaul" wrote:
    I like it.

    http://www.startribune.com/photos/?c=y&img=1dome0718.jpg
    [img width=450 height=299]http://stmedia.startribune.com/images/1dome0718.jpg[/img]

    I am impressed that they were able to shave so much off the price by using some of the existing infrastructure.
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    Concrete Construction, espeicaly heavy construction, is very very expensive these days.
    Cement, sand, stone, and steel reinforcement products used in the construction, have almost double in cost during recent years.
    By them re-using some of the existing foundations of the Met.,
    I can easily see them shaving off $100 Mil or maybe even more......




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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

    god damn i love that picture..


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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

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    god damn i love that picture..
    You can say that again. It's refreshing to know they're still pushing to stay in Minnesota.
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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million


    I couldn't find the exact article, but the price of steel is expected to go up.
    They price this stuff on future contracts.
    There have been recent increases on steel that will be delivered in the future.

    Here are some articles that may interest a few out there.

    [size=13pt]Steel Prices May Rise Despite Declining Demand[/size]

    [size=13pt]Steel demand likely to remain strong[/size]

    [size=13pt]Posco Sees Price Hikes, Strong Steel Demand[/size]

    In April, Posco increased steel product prices by KRW120,000 per metric ton - or 21% to KRW700,000 ($700) for hot-rolled coil and 18% to KRW785,000 for cold-rolled coil and shipbuilding plates - to pass on soaring iron ore and coal prices to customers.
    Steel producers need Met Coal and Iron Ore to make steel.
    These prices have all gone up, therefore steel goes up.

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    Re: Plan to reuse parts of Dome in new stadium could save $100 million

    Great pic.


    Great idea on reusing pieces of the Metrodome as well.

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    great idea..as long as wilf can contribute some more of his own cash, the state should finally approve this thing
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    If this plan goes through the Vikings will have to use the new Gopher's stadium for at least two years. They will play at the Metrodump until the lease runs out and then start demolition right after the season ends and it will take them at least two years to complete.
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