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RE: Stadiums first big concrete pour is happening now
(08-01-2020 01:45 PM)blazr Wrote:  
(08-01-2020 01:10 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  I'm curious what jurisdiction anyone thinks ALDOT has regarding things not on their property. If they can't get a guy on I-65 to take down his giant confederate flag, who thinks they can get someone to take down a scoreboard inside a stadium?

They regulate billboards. They regulate signage...both on the interstates and for private businesses within view. IF the top of the north end of the stadium is in view of the interstate and/or state highway, they can regulate it. Attalla can correct me since he's done this sort of work before, but I imagine the engineers had to clear the lighting at the stadium if it is within a certain distance of a public road. Especially a major highway, an interstate, and the junction between the two. If we wanted to put 2 huge spotlights on top of the stadium pointed at the road I have a feeling that idea would get quashed by ALDOT before or immediately after they went up.

They forced a change of some kind right after the digital billboard went up on I-65N at Oxmoor. No idea at this point what year that went up and what the issue was. Old age is unforgiving.

As for the confederate flag, I guess there's a difference between can regulate and how much effort they put into actually regulating it.

I'd imagine it's the difference between potentially dangerous and potentially offensive.
08-21-2020 02:31 PM
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RE: Stadiums first big concrete pour is happening now
(08-21-2020 02:31 PM)ajw18 Wrote:  
(08-01-2020 01:45 PM)blazr Wrote:  
(08-01-2020 01:10 PM)mixduptransistor Wrote:  I'm curious what jurisdiction anyone thinks ALDOT has regarding things not on their property. If they can't get a guy on I-65 to take down his giant confederate flag, who thinks they can get someone to take down a scoreboard inside a stadium?

They regulate billboards. They regulate signage...both on the interstates and for private businesses within view. IF the top of the north end of the stadium is in view of the interstate and/or state highway, they can regulate it. Attalla can correct me since he's done this sort of work before, but I imagine the engineers had to clear the lighting at the stadium if it is within a certain distance of a public road. Especially a major highway, an interstate, and the junction between the two. If we wanted to put 2 huge spotlights on top of the stadium pointed at the road I have a feeling that idea would get quashed by ALDOT before or immediately after they went up.

They forced a change of some kind right after the digital billboard went up on I-65N at Oxmoor. No idea at this point what year that went up and what the issue was. Old age is unforgiving.

As for the confederate flag, I guess there's a difference between can regulate and how much effort they put into actually regulating it.

I'd imagine it's the difference between potentially dangerous and potentially offensive.

That flag is giant and distracting. It's both offensive AND dangerous.
08-21-2020 03:45 PM
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RE: Stadiums first big concrete pour is happening now
BJCC is scheduled to go before the city's design review committee on Wednesday to finalize the signage package.
08-21-2020 04:29 PM
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https://www.al.com/sports/2020/08/check-...ngham.html

Some new pictures of the progress.
08-27-2020 03:04 PM
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RE: Stadiums first big concrete pour is happening now
(08-27-2020 03:04 PM)Plaid Blazer Wrote:  https://www.al.com/sports/2020/08/check-...ngham.html

Some new pictures of the progress.

Great pics! Helps 'explain' what cant be seen from the Construction Cam view.
08-27-2020 04:17 PM
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Approaching midnight and the southeast corner is lit for a likely big pour starting in a few hours.

7 of the 8 light stands are up. Went by there this weekend and seeing the light stands and press box really has changed the feel of the site. A month ago it was a dirt lot with some concrete structures. Now its a stadium!
09-14-2020 11:48 PM
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RE: Stadiums first big concrete pour is happening now
Those 3-5 am pours. (Start time) Gotta love it. ;-)

Most enjoyable ones were in the beach. Hitting that morning coffee listening to the surf. Up here they suck.
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RE: Stadiums first big concrete pour is happening now
They poured from about 2:30 - 7:30 this morning on the Southeast corner. A little more still to go in this segment. I drove by around 8.
09-15-2020 12:11 PM
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Our first crowd is in the stands right now. Hundreds of workers are probably being told their new timeline and pay rate to get it done for the first game next year.
09-18-2020 01:52 PM
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RE: Stadiums first big concrete pour is happening now
More concrete poured early this AM on the ground floor, Southwest corner of the stadium.
09-19-2020 08:38 AM
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RE: Stadiums first big concrete pour is happening now
Another section of the southeast upper floor area poured this morning.
09-22-2020 08:59 AM
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