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If you've never been here before, this page is one of many.  It's all explained here - the beginnings.
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June 2002

remember, all photos are thumbnails - click on them to get the bigger version
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.

Sunday, June 30 - 1:30 p.m. - I thought I'd post one more XL picture - the finished shot.  My pictures from here on out will all be the nonXL size (this is just a matter of server rental fees).  But, I know some of you use the big ones for screen savers so I thought I'd give you one more.  And, heck, there probably will be more anyway - now and again - as things happen.
Saturday, June 29, 6:15 a.m. - The north parking lot seems really really big.
Friday, June 28, noon - Well the final day of construction has turned out to be a drippy one.  At least it's cooled off some!  The parking lot fences are down.  The pictures from the tour on Tuesday are up!! 
Thursday, June 27, 5 p.m. - In 24 hours they will be done.  Wow.  I totally forgot to mention on Tuesday that they took down that ugly orange fencing that they had around the staircase.  Looks like they are still working on the artwork and that should be done tomorrow, too.  Amazing.  I am hoping to get the new tour pictures tomorrow afternoon.
Wednesday, June 26, 5 p.m. - It's another hot day here.  They carted away one of the parking lot guard houses today and tomorrow the other one goes.  There's a circle in today's picture.  It's a little temporary hut constructed to protect the finishing work being done on the inlaid artwork.  On the right is a sneak preview of the tour pictures - a close-up of that same inlaid artwork.
Tuesday, June 25, 5 p.m. - Big news today.  I just got home from a tour of the stadium!  I have tons of fabulous pictures.  It may be a few days before I get them posted so be patient.  But, it will be worth the wait.  The stadium will be finished absolutely on time this coming Friday.  It will be turned over to the owners and they have a lot of work to do.  The restaurant and the suites need furniture and all the concession stands need to move in and get ready and tons of other stuff that is all behind the scenes stuff.  That's what will be going on between now and the first event on July 20.  This coming Friday, the fence comes down and the north parking lot becomes one again.  The place is really wonderful. 
Monday, June 24, 5 p.m. - They were putting finishing touches on today particularly, the handicapped parking area.  All organized an painted.  Now, I need to clarify.  Thanks so much for all your notes.  I have no plans to abandon this page at all - ever - honest.  Worst case, I might go back to one shot a week eventually, but that would be the very least. 
Sunday, June 23, 1 p.m. - Nothing going on at the stie today.  I think I've made a decision about what I'm going to do about these pages when the construction is done.  I'll continue taking the photo every day - same view - but since there won't be much action, I probably will keep commentary to a minimum if any. 
Saturday, June 22, 9:20 a.m. - Turns out the auction is, apparently, not an auction but a sale.  When I got up at 6:30 a.m., there were already about 75 people in line.  No line now but a steady flow of people buying tackling dummies and other stuff.  There are workers wandering around today.  I'll bet it's Finishing Touching Week.
Friday, June 21, 4:30 p.m. - One week to go.    Wow.  Still got that orange stuff on the stairs but otherwise, it's looking pretty finished already.  I included an extra photo today of the auction set up - sorry about the trees blocking the view.  Judging from the setup, it must be invitation only.
Thursday, June 20, 5 p.m. - I totally forgot to mention grass.  Yep, they laid a strip of grass just at the new fence behind the shrubs but over on the left (you'll see in Saturday's XL shot) there's a nice big patch of it.  It looks really nice.  Sean captured the night shot on the left from the Turner Web cam - quite spectacular with all those lights.
Wednesday, June 19, 5 p.m. - I heard this weekend that there is going to be a tent sale in the stadium parking lot this Saturday of old Seahawks stuff.  And, sure enough, they put up the tent today.  It's kind of hard to see, peeking out of the leaves in the bottom right hand corner of the photo but it's a big tent.  Should make for a fun picture this weekend.  Sure wish they would take down that orange stuff on the stairways.
Tuesday, June 18, 5 p.m. - Well, I have to say the lit up stadium is quite a wonderful sight.  This photo shows it a little but really doesn't do it justice.  Sean found some cool photos, movies at the Seahawks website (warning, if you're in the office you might want to turn your sound off or plug in your earphones).
Monday, June 17, 5 p.m. - Lots more planting today and there was a nice, gentle rain most of the day to make the new plants happy.  They have turned on some of the lights already.  When it gets dark and they turn on the rest, I'll try to get us a shot of the light show.
Sunday, June 16, 2:15 p.m. - Well, yesterday's mystery is solved - Thanks to Todd Breda of our very own logo fame.  Yesterday afternoon they finished putting up the fences and have done some more planting.  Now, I have some special skippy for you.  On Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday nights of this week they will be testing the lights and have all of them turned on.  Likely you'll be able to see the show from the First and Goal Webcam.  Oh and I decided to go back two years for the historical photo today... Remember when we could see Ranier (kind of) and Safeco?
Saturday, June 15, 11 a.m. - Breaking news!  There's something going on at the stadium today and I can't figure out what... The picture on the right shows the queue (interestingly, there is nearly as big a queue for the porta poty as the line to get in - see circle).  If you look closely, after they 'get in' some big football player looking dude is shaking everybody's hand.  As I type this the queues have gotten twice as long.  What the heck is going on?  I can't see where they are going.  The only other thing in the 'hood this weekend is the Antiques Road Show at the exhibition hall.  The people in these queues are definitely NOT Antiques Road Show people - they have that distinctive football fan look.
Friday, June 14, 12:30 p.m. - We have a pretty big development today.  If you look really closely inside the circle you can see fencing lying on the ground just on the other side of the bushes.  I wondered how they were going to keep people from tramping through the bushes.  Now I know.  They have already put it up just to the left of where the picture stops - it's nice looking fencing - matches the rest of the stadium.  They are paving, today, too.
Thursday, June 13, 5 p.m. - Today's photo show two vehicles in the parking lot... both red.  Do you think maybe this is Office Red Vehicle day?  I have a red car...  maybe I should move it out to the lot.  The paving in the rest of the lot still hasn't started.  They've been grating and pushing dirt around for several days now.
Wednesday, June 12, 5 p.m. - It was a hot (for Seattle) and sunny day here today... good day to work outside but it looks like a lot of the work on the site was inside.  Last night - about 8ish - the alarms at the stadium started going off.  I counted 5 fire trucks go by but there may have been more.  They went down to the southwest entrance.  No clue what was happening.
Tuesday, June 11, 4 p.m. - Two pictures again today because it looks like this is the last pre-parking lot day for that north end of the lot.  They are paving over the trailer park... now, doesn't that sound like a country and western song??
Monday, June 10, 5 p.m. - They're busy doing a lot of finishing work that is out of the range of the camera.  More gates, some bike racks, and more work in the parking lot.  The ClamCam Forum had to go, but we still do have the ClamCam Mailing list.  To join, just send email to clamcam-subscribe@yahoogroups.com.  And, sadly, Dan Sherbek has retired his webcam that showed the northwest gate.
Sunday, June 9, 1:30 p.m. - There are a couple of people wandering around the site today but otherwise is it very quite.  Amazing how black and white looking last year's photo is compared to today's.
Saturday, June 8, 11 a.m. - It's another 3 picture Saturday!  In the regular picture I circled where workers are putting a roof on the northwest gate.  In the picture on the right, I circled a little gaggle of hard hatted people at the security hut who are obviously getting ready for a tour.  Also in the back of that shot - see arrow - they are setting up for more paving.  But, the big news is ... no trailers - they've totally cleared out the whole front area.  Wow.  Wonder where old, beat up trailers go?
Friday, June 7, 6 p.m. - The two new poles are in... They are light poles - I circled them.  They also installed more gates leading to the north parking lot.  More plantings around and less stuff in the rest of the parking lot.  I'll bet they do more paving next week.
Thursday, June 6, 5 p.m. - Sean's eagle eye spotted the new railing (see circle) that replaced the old plywood they had put up.  Nearly all the trailers are gone now.  That section of the parking lot looks very deserted.  They didn't have the lights on last night so I guess I got the night picture just in time.
Wednesday, June 5, 5 p.m. - Today they put gates up (see the circle) at one of the entrances.  At night, they have had lots of lights on.  So many that last night I was able to even get a photo.  It's pretty spectacular to see - a lot more spectacular than the picture shows. 
Tuesday, June 4, 5 p.m. - I circled a big pole that is waiting for installation.  I think that's one of the two that is supposed to be installed near the grand staircase.  Rich sent me a note this morning telling me that First and Goal had new pictures and Charpy has some great new ones.  Check 'em out!
Monday, June 3, 2:30 p.m. - The big news today is what is gone...  Trailers!  For the first time I can remember, I can now see the north security booth.  They really cleared out a bunch of stuff today.  Half of the Turner complex is sprinkled around the lot.  And vehicles are now using the new parking area.
Sunday, June 2, 1 p.m. - This is odd, but, apparently, I've never been here to take a photo on June 2!!  My book of snapshots (pre-web photos) is on loan for an architectural show featuring the Kingdome.  So I got no history today!  I can tell you that they spent this morning making the final tears on the Turner trailers.  They are still picking it apart as I type this.
Saturday, June 1, 4 p.m. - I happened by the south end of the stadium today and they were painting the southwest corner.  I hadn't even realized that it hadn't been painted yet.  Today's extra picture shows the few trailers left.  The Turner trailer complex (all the way in the back) is getting torn apart.  They worked on it all morning.  They are going to haul it out on Monday and the Turner folks have moved their offices into that concrete structure just to the left of their trailers.

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