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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Hens69 » Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:57 am

Can someone tell me what I'm looking at when I see the separation between panes of glass. It appears that they are too close together and can obstruct views. Are they movable in some way? :?

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by 72 Hen » Mon Jul 27, 2020 12:30 pm

Hens69 wrote:
Mon Jul 27, 2020 11:57 am
Can someone tell me what I'm looking at when I see the separation between panes of glass. It appears that they are too close together and can obstruct views. Are they movable in some way? :?
It is hard to tell from the distance of the camera. But it took two men to carry in each piece of glass and they appeared to be about 8 foot in length. They do not appear to be removable. Look at photos of other press boxes. There all have dividers between the pieces of glass. You can't have an 80 yard continuous piece.
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by 93BlueHen » Mon Jul 27, 2020 2:28 pm

Yeah, even JMU has segmented glass in their box:

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by 72 Hen » Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:13 am

Are you wondering why the workers keep digging up the dirt on the south end? I am. Rich and I have come up with these opinions. In the long trench they have built big concrete footings that will support brick columns. Those columns will be used to connect a black wrought iron fence. The trench nearest the camera is where the large lighted HENS sign will be placed. We are thinking the two big digs nearest the entrance may end up being planting areas for two large trees. This place (as HENJOHN says) is going to be beautiful.
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Henny » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:19 am

It’s going to look great and they are redoing a large area that will take out a lot of parking.
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Big R » Tue Jul 28, 2020 1:31 pm

72 Hen wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 7:13 am
Are you wondering why the workers keep digging up the dirt on the south end? I am. Rich and I have come up with these opinions. In the long trench they have built big concrete footings that will support brick columns. Those columns will be used to connect a black wrought iron fence. The trench nearest the camera is where the large lighted HENS sign will be placed. We are thinking the two big digs nearest the entrance may end up being planting areas for two large trees. This place (as HENJOHN says) is going to be beautiful.
Now they are putting up lights that should rise from the center of the brick columns. Also, a lot of stuff going up on the roof of the WAC. Could be the metal panels that will be affixed to the out side of the elevator shafts and press box.

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Baltimore Hen » Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:50 pm

Surprised to see what appears to be solid glass panels. Most press levels have an ability to open the windows....
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by BlueHenBill » Tue Jul 28, 2020 6:05 pm

Baltimore Hen wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:50 pm
Surprised to see what appears to be solid glass panels. Most press levels have an ability to open the windows....
Climate controlled Press Box?

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Big R » Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:43 pm

Baltimore Hen wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:50 pm
Surprised to see what appears to be solid glass panels. Most press levels have an ability to open the windows....
Those are clearly 2-piece panels - top and bottom. My guess is one or the other can be opened.

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by 72 Hen » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:37 am

I am interested to see how the two ends of the press box will be finished.
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Hens69 » Wed Jul 29, 2020 7:53 am

The question I posed earlier about the glass panels was not stated properly. My concern was "field of vision." Does sitting behind one of those panels give you a 180 view of the field?

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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Baltimore Hen » Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:56 am

Big R wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:43 pm
Baltimore Hen wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:50 pm
Surprised to see what appears to be solid glass panels. Most press levels have an ability to open the windows....
Those are clearly 2-piece panels - top and bottom. My guess is one or the other can be opened.
we will agree to disagree. I see no partition top to bottom....
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by tenn hen » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:04 am

slightly off subject- As I check the cams each morning I keep hoping to see some more gold highlights along with the majority of blue. Possibly a strip just below the press box glass windows would add some spice. :wink:
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Gannonfan » Wed Jul 29, 2020 9:28 am

Baltimore Hen wrote:
Wed Jul 29, 2020 8:56 am
Big R wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 8:43 pm
Baltimore Hen wrote:
Tue Jul 28, 2020 2:50 pm
Surprised to see what appears to be solid glass panels. Most press levels have an ability to open the windows....
Those are clearly 2-piece panels - top and bottom. My guess is one or the other can be opened.
we will agree to disagree. I see no partition top to bottom....
We'll have to wait for the closeup views to find out for sure. Heck, maybe the windows are like those awning windows and they tilt outwards? Like I said, can't see details like that from the stationary camera view we have.
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Re: Live Construction Footage

Post by Chicken of War » Thu Jul 30, 2020 6:45 am

This is not a complaint post because as with most fans, I'm ecstatic with the transformation of Delaware Stadium but I also realize that the current financial climate will likely delay any additional upgrades until the quite distant future. My question is if anyone knows any plans or timeframe for a scoreboard upgrade. Compared to most of our peers and especially any respectable D1 program, ours is woefully inadequate. Sort of like having a new ferrari and putting cheap hubcaps on it instead of some fancy rims. Curious to know if there are any plans or timetables out there.
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