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Posted by Tasha Weiss on August 8, 2012 at 4:12 PM.
Steel construction has begun on the new Santa Clara Stadium, the future home of the San Francisco 49ers. Photo: Courtesy of 49ers.com
The first steel beams were installed last last month, and about 14,000 pieces of steel total (equaling about 18,000 tons) will be erected in the next four to six months to complete the steel framing for the new stadium.
SME Steel Contractors, Inc. (an AISC member) is the steel fabricator and erector for the 1.85-million-sq.-ft project. HNTB and Turner Construction are the project’s architect and general contractor, respectively.
Santa Clara stadium will feature open pedestrian plazas, commercial community space, a 49ers team store and a 49ers Hall of Fame. The stadium is designed to be used for a wide range of events including professional and college football, soccer, motocross, concerts and civic events. It is expected to be completed in time for the 2014 NFL season.
You can view a live webcam of the stadium’s construction progress at http://newsantaclarastadium.com/live-vie
w, and the 49ers website offers up a video of the ceremonial first piece of steel being put into place. For more information about the new stadium, visit http://newsantaclarastadium.com.