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Cowboys Stadium- Arlington, Texas

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Address:  925 North Collins Street, Arlington, Texas, United States of America
Completion Date: May 29, 2009
(this post updated by GB Sept 2013 – see link in History of Innovation)


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Building: Cowboys Stadium
Location: Arlington, Texas
Construction years: 2005-2009
Owner: City of Arlington
Architect: HKS, Inc.
Structural Engineer: Walter P Moore and Campbell & Associates
General Contractor: Manhattan Construction

The stadium of NFL’s Dallas Cowboys is the largest dome in the world.  The roof has an area of 660,800 square feet with the highest point at nearly 300 feet above the field.  The stadium is centered about two main steel arch box trusses, anchored to the ground on each end lying 1,225 feet apart.  Two of the large panels connecting these trusses are retractable, creating an opening of 104,960 square feet in twelve minutes.  The world’s largest operable glass doors are located at each end zone of the stadium, spanning 180 feet wide and 120 feet high.  `

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Written by Paul Carr

September 3, 2009 at 11:24 pm

Posted in Built

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  1. I had the fortune of touring the inside of this stadium and being able to just roam around the outside of the stadium. The true size and design of this stadium is just incredible, and you really do not get a feel as to how big it is until you are standing at the base of the arches and next to the concrete base.

    Garrett Greene

    September 3, 2009 at 11:41 pm


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