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These are the first columns cast in concrete. They're located on the southeast side of the excavation. On the left are columns in yellow casting molds, and on the right are columns that are covered in what look like blankets. Presumably these thermal coverings are part of the curing process. It seems likely that these are roof supports.
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These are the beginnings of the columns on the western side of the site.

I have to say that I'm really missing the southern facing camera, which went off-line about a week ago. Now both the eastern and western cameras have partially obstructed views of the site.
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More changes to the columns. I'm not sure if these metal cylinders are permanent and part of the facade or are part of the construction process.
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Tons of holes on the northern end. Presumably these are footings for the stands.
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The south facing camera is back. You can see the outline of the playing field surrounded by the holes for the footings. The north and west facing cameras are now in better position to see the construction, although the west facing camera is down again.

Notice the absence of large cranes and rotary drilling rigs in the hole.
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Column distribution shows where the load and force of the roof will be distributed. The columns are most dense in the northeastern corner of the stadium and along the eastern side. There are only three columns on the western side.
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Another view of the support column construction. Clearly there is an interior column and an outer layer. I'm uncertain whether the outer layer is purely for aesthetics, or serves a structural purpose.
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Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:51 pm

It's really cool you're documenting this for us. Your thoughts in the captions are great reading as well.

So will this basically be an outdoor stadium with a roof?
Will it be natural grass or artificial turf?



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LARAMSinFebruary wrote:
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So will this basically be an outdoor stadium with a roof?
Will it be natural grass or artificial turf?
From what I have seen on the Rams stadium site, the stadium will be open air. I believe that there will not be enough sun coming through the roof to allow grass to grow so the turf will be artificial. Also, the plans call for the stadium to be converted for basketball play, so a natural turf would make it difficult.



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Ramit85 wrote:
Fri Jun 23, 2017 2:49 pm
LARAMSinFebruary wrote:
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:51 pm
So will this basically be an outdoor stadium with a roof?
Will it be natural grass or artificial turf?
From what I have seen on the Rams stadium site, the stadium will be open air. I believe that there will not be enough sun coming through the roof to allow grass to grow so the turf will be artificial. Also, the plans call for the stadium to be converted for basketball play, so a natural turf would make it difficult.
Glad to hear it's open-air, but I've never been a fan of artificial turf. I'm sure the tech is improving, but don't players prefer natural turf? As a fan I was looking forward to the best part of having white/blue jerseys being they show the dirt and mud so easily. :lol:



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Column extensions. These columns are getting taller, beginning in the southeast corner. It's my belief now that these perimeter columns will support upper level(s). An upper level at ground elevation will extend supports for the roof. Looking carefully at the stadium renderings it is clear that the roof supports will not be round columns like the ones viewed in these photos, rather, they will be oblong.
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Rendering of the roof supports.
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The northern foundation is starting to take place. Iron work and concrete.
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Leveling and terracing the western side. Presumably this is in preparation for some large scale slab pours.
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More terracing on the southern side of the excavation.
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The "border wall" is making good progress. No, not the one you are thinking about. Also the workman in this photo help scale the size of the project.
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The southern columns have had babies. Right now it isn't clear what these young columns will grow into.
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More incremental progress. Back filling behind the shoring / terracing / border wall. Columns getting taller, etc
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Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:50 am

Yeah, my understanding is it will be open air, with a very large roof that will protect the field from the elements so they can play basketball and other 'indoor' sports there. SoCal really doesn't have a problem with winds and the playing area is very deep so even windy days won't affect games. I would assume they also will have some sort of wind/rain screen designed to minimize any inclement weather. It's too bad they can't grow grass beneath the glass roof cost effectively. Of course the roof will benefit the Rams so we'll never have to live through another Mud Bowl like they suffered against the Vikes in 1978 - and I'm all for that, plus Kroenke will make a fortune selling advertising on the roof to be seen by the airline passengers flying into LAX and the Blimps covering their big games.



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Second road to the bottom is almost finished. This road is in the southwest corner. I do know that there will be under stadium parking for those who purchase luxury boxes. I am guessing that this is the entrance for those individuals.
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More incremental progress on the stands foundations. Their about 2/3rds completed.
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