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#1 Stiff Arm Frog

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 07:47 PM

Okay, so it's been two weeks since the last time I did one of these things, and the reason for that is that there haven't been many dramatic changes. Construction on the West side has focused on the infrastructure. Meanwhile, the East side hasn't progressed much beyond concrete columns.

I did get a few new pictures, though, starting with the West side:

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So, the facade is nearing completion. Glass has been installed in most of the windows out back. Even the concession stands along the top ridge are coming along. The biggest areas left to fill in are the ramp section and the Northwest tower. More on the towers in a minute.

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Frontside of the Southwest corner. So, we've got glass going almost all the way across the upper luxury suites, and things like drywall and electrical going in on the lower suites. Looking very good. They've also finally started to fill in that weird gap over the near entrance.

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Obviously not finished yet, but it looks like it's designed to let air through when it's finished.

And here's one more closeup of the West side progress. Sorry for the grainy quality, if any of you would like to help me invest in a better camera, donations are welcome. :biggrin:

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And, one more from far away, why not:

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So, then there's the East side, which looks like this:

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Which is coming along best in the Northeast corner:

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Those four high columns in the Northeast corner are going to be yet another tower, which will mirror the Northwest and Southwest towers. There will be no tower in the Southeast corner. That corner will be reserved for the entryway and the new videoboard.

Here's another shot:

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So in this shot you can see the Northeast tower in the background, and another, smaller construction going on in the foreground. The smaller construction is going to the far corner of the East facade:

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Here's another shot:

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So, that's really about it. Oh, and just one other thing. Remember that hole in the locker rooms from my last update?


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Well, they're widening it. Should be interesting to see what they do with this.

And this. Should make for some interesting landscape work:

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And, how about some shots from the rear, haven't seen that area yet:

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Okay, that's it. Sorry it's not as exciting as my last update, but I shot what I could. I'll keep you out-of-towners informed if there are any more major developments.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:08 PM

Stiff Arm Frog, thanks for the pics!!! Living in Houston makes it tough to see the stadium as much as I'd like, so this is much appreciated !!!
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:17 PM

Some more great pics. Thanks for posting. Can't see the NE corner from the web cam, so it's interesting to see the progress over there.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:18 PM

I've been waiting for this. I wish the east side was a little more complete for Junior Day this weekend. But oh well. Still looks awesome. As always, thanks for the update. Pretty difficult to see the details of the progress via the web cam.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 08:59 PM

Stiff Arm -

Awesome, awesome thread.
Thank you for taking great pics.

Made My day. Stadium is looking fantastic.
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:14 PM

how in the world is that going to be ready in 7 months, they working around the clock?
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:21 PM

how in the world is that going to be ready in 7 months, they working around the clock?

Don't worry. Plenty of Tech grads hauling bricks and mixing concrete.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:31 PM

Don't worry. Plenty of Tech grads hauling bricks and mixing concrete.


oh wait, sorry let me fix it, Wow that the most awesome, amazing, incredible, bestest stadium in the history of the universe, there that better :wacko:

Sorry for hurting your gentle and insecure little ego :rolleyes:
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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:43 PM

That better.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 09:48 PM

Great pics!... Been an Frog fan all my life.. some 50+ years.. Cant put a price on Ed. But am much more happier paying my kids tuiton..

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:15 PM

Thanks for the great pics!

Also, suck it Rainbows.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:29 PM

We need a Sammy Baugh statue someplace. JerryWorld has the Landry statue. Arlington has the Ryan statue. Outside Busch stadium in St. Louis is Stan Musial.

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Posted 21 February 2012 - 10:57 PM

We need a Sammy Baugh statue someplace. JerryWorld has the Landry statue. Arlington has the Ryan statue. Outside Busch stadium in St. Louis is Stan Musial.


I agree. We ought to bronze Sammy and Davey.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 06:02 AM

Don't worry. Plenty of Tech grads hauling bricks and mixing concrete.

I nominate the above for POST OF THE YEAR.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 07:29 AM

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Great pics, thank you for the update!!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 08:57 AM

These are great photos. And isn't there supposed to be a monument "park" or area dedicated to statues somewhere outside the stadium? Wishful thinking I guess.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:35 AM

Nice pictures. You should work for a newspaper. Anybody know what's the purpose of that small, black billboard on the north end of the stadium, with "TCU" on it. Looks disproportionate and out of place.

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 09:50 AM

Thanks for the photos, Stiff - we out-of-towners especially appreciate them!

The old girl is looking good! I'd say her facelift is turning out considerably better than Jaon Rivers'!

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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:07 AM

Nice pictures. You should work for a newspaper. Anybody know what's the purpose of that small, black billboard on the north end of the stadium, with "TCU" on it. Looks disproportionate and out of place.

You are at least consistent.
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Posted 22 February 2012 - 10:35 AM

Sorry for hurting your gentle and insecure little ego :rolleyes:


At least he doesn't have to worry about that raider rash.


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