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They have four of the big crawler cranes on site and a couple of mobile cranes to assemble the crawlers. Those big guys are for raising big steel and other large structures. I watched yesterday morning and noticed that one or more of them had moved to the side nearest Niner HQ. Flatbeds are starting to roll on to the site and they are carrying heavy steel parts that will lifted into place by the cranes. Amazing progress!
One flatbed after another loaded with structural steel is rolling on to the site this morning. It looks like they're staging piles of steel at all corners of the site. It should start flying up soon. I assume there will be some sort of press release and a ceremony. This is always a major milestone for big projects.
[ Edited by SonocoNinerFan on Jul 25, 2012 at 7:21 AM ]
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
One flatbed after another loaded with structural steel is rolling on to the site this morning. It looks like they're staging piles of steel at all corners of the site. It should start flying up soon. I assume there will be some sort of press release and a ceremony. This is always a major milestone for big projects.
Riddle me this. In the Hyatt view and in View 1 you can see steel already being raised but in the live view they are no longer up. Trial run?
i drove past there yesterday

driving is going to be a BIOTCH

but VTA stops right in front doe
Originally posted by Born49R:
Riddle me this. In the Hyatt view and in View 1 you can see steel already being raised but in the live view they are no longer up. Trial run?

Hmm....

Originally posted by Dr_Bill_Walsh:
Hmm....

Ok, now I'm really confused. When did this happen? Judging by the light and the backround, early this morning?
[ Edited by Born49R on Jul 28, 2012 at 11:04 AM ]
My guess is they did a rehearsal for the ceremony which I hope happens Monday morning. They also raised 4 posts on the opposite side of the field. They were held up with diagonals. Totally different setup. I guess because its the suite area instead of the grandstand area. But then they disappeared as well.

Wish there were updates or reports so we knew what was going on. I love watching the progress. I enjoy the posts here too!
[ Edited by dims24 on Jul 28, 2012 at 3:25 PM ]
Not sure if it's for a potential ceremony or if they are keeping them on the entire time but they have a 49ers flag and USA flag on each of the backs of the 3 (or is it 4?) Bigge Cranes.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Jul 29, 2012 at 4:13 PM ]
Lots of good info in the new video on 49ers.com:

http://www.49ers.com/media-gallery/videos/Stadium-Tour-Cranes/51d95f4c-199d-42c3-afc9-facd78364307

- steel erection should commence next week, definitely in Aug

- by Oct dual shifts will be implemented (nighttime steel frame, daytime precast structures on which seats will be placed)

Great video, glad Kegley finally got down there and got us up to date. Unbelievable about the cranes. 25-30 in the country and we have 4 of them. 8 hours to assemble, 400,000 pounds of counter weight (counting the cab part).... flown in from Germany. 338 feet tall at full extension... weight is 330 tons (660,000 pounds) and can lift 20,000 pounds at when it's extended at 45 degree angle, obviously the higher they extend the less it can lift

Was nice to see the work area from the ground. Glad they panned around a bit at the end. Good job Scott. Will be cool in a few months when they have the double shifts and there should be enough light to see hopefully see the night crew work. They must be bringing a lot of huge flood lights in.
[ Edited by Gore_21 on Jul 29, 2012 at 4:18 PM ]
very nice.
Originally posted by Gore_21:
Great video, glad Kegley finally got down there and got us up to date. Unbelievable about the cranes. 25-30 in the country and we have 4 of them. 8 hours to assemble, 400,000 pounds of counter weight (counting the cab part).... flown in from Germany. 338 feet tall at full extension... weight is 330 tons (660,000 pounds) and can lift 20,000 pounds at when it's extended at 45 degree angle, obviously the higher they extend the less it can lift

Was nice to see the work area from the ground. Glad they panned around a bit at the end. Good job Scott. Will be cool in a few months when they have the double shifts and there should be enough light to see hopefully see the night crew work. They must be bringing a lot of huge flood lights in.

Was a great video to watch. Can't wait for the steel to start going up along with the precast. This project is really flying by and hope it continues just as good.
Originally posted by dims24:
My guess is they did a rehearsal for the ceremony which I hope happens Monday morning. They also raised 4 posts on the opposite side of the field. They were held up with diagonals. Totally different setup. I guess because its the suite area instead of the grandstand area. But then they disappeared as well.

Wish there were updates or reports so we knew what was going on. I love watching the progress. I enjoy the posts here too!

Yeah, sounds like they did a dry run
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Yeah, sounds like they did a dry run

So what does a ceremony usually consist of? Media? big players in the project? Do they just raise like a few beams or what?
Originally posted by Gore_21:
Originally posted by SonocoNinerFan:
Yeah, sounds like they did a dry run

So what does a ceremony usually consist of? Media? big players in the project? Do they just raise like a few beams or what?

I'm guessing it will be mostly media, team officials and some city officials looking for a photo op, then the crews should just continue about their business.