The New Stadium...
remember, all photos are thumbnails - click on them to get the bigger
When you see you
can click on it and get a really big, non-zoomed version of the day's photo!
Every Saturday I take an extra large photo and
every Sunday I replay the photo from the same day the year before.
November 1, 10:30 a.m. - The first circle (the one
mid-photo) is of some workers on a scaffold that was gone
by the time I got home tonight and I can't tell what they
did. The second circle above it is two workers who
look like they were just sitting there having a coffee.
One heck of a perch!
p.m. - Rikketrik just IM'd me with an update that called
for an unprecedented addendum to today's entry...
The east side arch is lighted!! Check out this photo
that I snagged from the
First and Goal
live webcam. Sadly, my camera only captures dark.
November 2, 3:15 p.m. - They put in the last section
of the grand staircase today! And the workers in the
moving scaffolding moved again but I still can't see what
they are doing. The lights are also on again
November 3, 2 p.m. - Not a lot of action on the site
today. But, I did get a note from Scott asking about
the lights. I went out earlier today and looked
carefully on the east side roof. There is a row of
lights on the roof itself pointing to the arch and that
must be the light I see from my side that illuminates the
underside of the arch. But, there is also a light on
each individual arch leg so both those rows must be why
the lights in the First and Goal camera are so bright.
Now, I just need to go out and reinvestigate after dark to
get the whole idea.
November 4, 2 p.m. - There are a couple of people
working around the site today but mostly it's Sunday
quiet. I love the sky in the photo from this day
November 5, 1:15 p.m. - No lights tonight - at least
not yet. More of the usual today... steps, blacking
on the stairs, etc. The leaves are leaving so we soon
should have a clear look at that elevator shaft area on
the northwest tower.
November 6, 2:30 p.m. - Those guys are still doing
something on the northwest tower and I still don't know
what they are doing. Again, no lights on.
Maybe last week was just a test week.
November 7, 2 p.m. - The grand staircase is getting
grander ever day. Greg says his guess at what the
guys on the northwest wall are doing is patching the wall
to get it ready for painting. Makes sense to me.
They were out there this morning but gone by the time I
got the shot.
November 8, 1:45 p.m. - Chris was the first to send a
note about what I missed yesterday... They painted the
beak!! Chris also was the only one to catch the
actual painter in Tuesday's photo. But, the big news
today happened at about 4:15 p.m. Two people in my
office came running in to tell me there had been an
explosion. It was apparently on the east side
because I couldn't see anything when I got home except
fire trucks but I sure could smell it. A TV news
blurb (just before 5) said there was a propane explosion
and no injuries. Whew on the no injuries!
November 9, 4 p.m. - This
morning's newspaper said that yesterday's fire was the
third! I must have missed one. And, Greg, you
can see in today's photo that they clearly did paint the
top of the northwest beak. Guess we can quit
stressing about that :). More steps in today. Oh,
and Dave went back to the site and tells the latest in the
November 10, 2 p.m. - There are a few people on the
site today but it doesn't appear as if any big work is
getting done. I'm guessing all the exciting work
will go on while I'm gone... sigh. Remember, if you
are in Seattle, that Dave's video updates of the project
will be on Channel 13 during tonight's 10:30 Seahawks'
Sunday, November 11, 3 p.m. - No action on the site
today at all. But, those of you who have noticed
that the photos in recent days have looked hazy will be
glad to know that we are finally getting some rain which
will, hopefully, clear up this uggy (that's a technical
term) air we've been having and let me get some better
November 12, 2:30 p.m. - They started the edging wall
on the right hand side of the grand staircase today.
And they are doing some work there at the base of the big
scoreboard but I can't really tell what it is.
November 13, 2:20 p.m. - These workers must be growing
moss by now. They've been working in two solid days
of rain. The guy who used to wet the site down every
night is getting some much needed rest. And, Greg,
our beak watcher noticed that Sunday's shot shows that
they finally painted the top of the northeast arch.
November 14, 2:45 p.m. - It has been another day of
solid rain all day long. I'll bet that field is a
muddy mess. I did forget to point out that they
sealed off the right hand side of the staircase a couple
of days ago. I used to be able to see underneath it
but no more.
November 15, 2:30 p.m. - Today's circle shows the
forms that are going up along the right hand edge of the
staircase. I can't imagine they are going to be
pouring any time soon. I don't know much about cement but
this can't be good weather for curing!
November 16, 3:30 p.m. - It has stopped raining so now
they are pouring. See the red crane - it's the
cement pourer. They also put wooden forms up towards
the left side of the stairway. I don't quite get
that. I suspect the whole thing will look different
when I get back. Tony and Rikketyrik both noted that
First and Goal has some great new photos up.
November 17, 8 a.m. - Well, I tried. Wouldn't
you know it, the first day we've had sun in forever is the
day I need to get an early morning picture. Sorry.
The camera is now in the suitcase and I'll see you all
next week. Hope you have a great Thanksgiving!
November 24, noon - I'm back!! I hope everyone
had as nice a Thanksgiving as I did. Judging from
the puddles, it was a rainy work week on the site.
There have been a lot of interesting changes in the past
week. I'll let you find them all. No one seems
to be out there working today.
November 25, 1:45 p.m. - It's a rainy day but not
nearly as gloomy as it was on this day last year.
But, you can see that a year ago they had some seats in
and had started the roof already.
November 26, 12:30 p.m. - There were lots of workers
on the steps today. And that seems to be where a lot
of the work we can see is concentrated. Except there
looks like potential action in those elevator bay things
on the northwest tower. They should start painting
that tower pretty soon. They kind of started and
then never finished.
November 27, 11 a.m. - See that part I have circled?
It's a little fort they are building there at the top of
the stairs below the scoreboard. Last night they had
lights on in there and I could see in. It makes a
pretty good sized room. Maybe that's where the
scoreboard operator will sit... Hope they give him or her
a window to the field!
November 28 - 10:30 a.m. - Both Tony and Dave reported
that the mystery building under the scoreboard will be a
concession stand! Tony clipped this cool part of the
rendering to show what it will look like. Dave also
posted some interesting info about the running the
scoreboard on the
The Clam Cam Forum.
November 29, 10:30 a.m. - The stairs were a beehive of
activity today. But, all this rain must be making
the painters crazy. Also it's been so windy that if
they tried, they'd probably end up painting my terrace!
A great time for inside work.
November 30, 12:30 p.m. - We still have rain and with
our short days now, there just hasn't been that much dry
daylight during which some of this work can get done!
At night, there are lights all inside the various areas.
There is light coming up from the east side of the west
side of the stadium. It looks like maybe that whole
side of the stadium might be lit for night work.