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Two Union Square – Seattle, Washington, U.S.

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Building: Two Union Square
Location: Seattle, Washington
Completion: 1989
Architect: Floyd Naramore, William Bain, Clifton Brady and Perry Johanson (NBBJ)
Engineer: Skilling Ward Magnusson Barkshire

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Written by Tyler Greeves

February 1, 2011 at 3:27 pm

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Kingdome – Seattle, Washington, U.S.

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Building: Seattle Kingdome
Location: Seattle, Washington
Status: Demolished
Structural Engineer: John Skilling
Completion: 1976

Kingdome Implosion

AE Interests: Was world’s largest thin shell concrete dome, set world record for largest building by volume demolished by implosion

Written by Tyler Greeves

February 1, 2011 at 3:07 pm

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Soldier Field – Chicago, Illinois, U.S.

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Building: Soldier Field
Location: Chicago, Illinois
Architect: Wood + Zapata, Inc.
Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
Completion: 2003

AE Interests: Building new stadium inside of old historic stadium facades, extensive use of 3-D modeling, paperless project, design-build project, narrow site between old stadium, large cantilevers to allow for more seats and preservation of original stadium

Stadium Engineer Drives Toward ‘Paperless’ Project

More about this building

Written by Tyler Greeves

September 2, 2010 at 10:48 am

Posted in Built

Meadowlands Stadium – East Rutherford, New Jersey, U.S.

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Building: Meadowlands Stadium
Location: East Rutherford, New Jersey
Architect: Ewing Cole, 360 Architecture
Design­ Build CM: Skanska USA
Structural Engineer: Thornton Tomasetti
MEP Engineer: Ewing Cole
Completion: 2010

AE Interests: Structural steel, aluminum exterior, green construction and building practices, lighting schemes change color based on which team is playing

Sustainable Stadium

Written by Tyler Greeves

September 2, 2010 at 10:22 am

Posted in Built

DKR North End Zone Expansion – Austin, Texas, U.S.

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Building: Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium
Location: Austin, Texas
Architect: Heery International Inc.
General contractor: Hensel Phelps Construction Co.
MEP engineer: O’Connell Robertson
Fire protection engineer: Schirmer Engineering Corp.
Civil engineer: Jose | Guerra Inc.
Structural engineer: Rogers Moore Engineers LLC
Audio-visual systems consultant: Datacom Design Group LLC
Landscape designer: Coleman & Associates
Waterproofing consultant: Wiss, Janney, Elstner Associates
Completion: 2008

AE Interests: Expansion brought stadium capacity to over 100,000, construction during football season, some work performed out of sequence, joining new addition to the old parts of the stadium, special types of formwork were developed to speed up construction

Darrell K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium North End Zone Expansion

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Written by Tyler Greeves

September 2, 2010 at 2:13 am

Posted in Built

Lucas Oil Stadium Indianapolis – Indiana, U.S.

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Building: Lucas Oil Stadium
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Architect: HKS Inc
Engineer: Walter P Moore
Completion: 2008

AE Interests: Grand Award for Engineering Excellence in 2009, first stadium to have a retractable roof that divides lengthwise, 2 760′ long super trusses, roof panels weigh 2.9 million pounds

Written by Tyler Greeves

September 2, 2010 at 1:50 am

Posted in Built

NRG (Reliant) Stadium – Houston, Texas, U.S.

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Building: NRG (Reliant) Stadium
Location: Houston, Texas
Design Architect: HOK Sport
Architect: Hermes Architects and Lockwood, Andrews, Newnam, Inc.
Engineer: Walter P. Moore
Completion: 2002
Construction: Linbeck

AE Interests: National Honor Award for Structural Engineering Excellence in 2003, Retractable roof, Playing field on removable pallet system, 2 967′ long super trusses support roof, Roof made of a PTFE architectural fabric membrane

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Written by Tyler Greeves

September 2, 2010 at 1:21 am

Posted in Built

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