Listen to opening remarks from DCSEC, Clark/Hunt Smoot, and Devrouax & Purnell Architects reps:
Part 1 (missed first few moments, sorry) | Part 2
Principals from the DC Sports and Entertainment Commission, Clark/Hunt/Smoot, and Devrouax & Purnell Architects address the media.
Workers tending to one of the cranes; note the structural steel in place at left rear.
A steel truss gets lifted from the ground....
And moved into position.
Work continues on the concourse and lower seating bowl.
The Clark/Hunt/Smoot tour guide explains it all to the media.
Some of the estimated 58,000 cubic yards of cast-in-place concrete that will make up the stadium. (The hole to the lower left is where 300 parking spaces will be built, beneath the stadium.)
The concrete work is now beginning to head up the 3rd base line.
Looking at the northwest intersection of Half and O streets, in February 2006, three months before construction began. (These are the gay nightclubs that were a fixture in this neighborhood for 30 years.)
Roughly the same location, eight months later (and quite a few feet deeper!). You can see the beige brick building across South Capitol Street in both photos, to help orient yourself.
Looking north on Half Street, south of O Street, in May 2003.
Roughly the same location, but quite a few feet deeper! The little yellow "Good and Plenty Market" in the center of the photo is about the only landmark remaining. 20 M Street is the office building now under construction in the distance.
Four minutes of video from within the construction site.
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