Vikings stadium roof truss. That's the piece soon-to-be-erected big crane will move. pic.twitter.com/w3B0ir5IZ3
— Rochelle Olson (@rochelleolson) June 30, 2014
You can’t build a huge gleaming beautiful new stadium without first employing huge ugly pieces of equipment. With that in mind, the Vikings are bringing in what is reported to be the third largest crane in the entire world to help them construct their new home.
This crane, the Terex Demag CC 6800 crawler crane (needs a snappier name IMO), stands 400 feet tall and will require 21 days to bring in and fully assemble. Rochelle Olson says the crane will be used to erect a roof truss and will be standing on the site for at least 15 months.
If for whatever reason you feel the need to check up on the progress of the crane erection and the stadium construction in general, there is a live stream going.
Actually, you probably should check out the construction cam stream. The stadium is actually starting to look sort of like a stadium. The site has an oval shape to it that gives you an early feel for the scale and scope of the whole thing.
And, soon there will be a 400-foot crane looming over the site. Majestic, man. Majestic.