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  1. pats1

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    Right now, 8-9 PM EST, on the Discovery Channel:

    Extreme Engineering: Construction of the new Arizona Cardinal's football stadium.

    Looks interesting.
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    #15 Jersey

    If thats the show I watched (which I believe was on Discovery a while back) it is well done and pretty funny at times (the host is afraid of heights).
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    Yes, it's almost annoying how afraid of just walking around on the roof he is.
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    #12 Jersey

    my mommy used to work at the discovery channel no more then half a year ago. :)
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    It is one helluva stadium. Unfortunately they don't have a team worth watching.
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    They said the roof material (except for the support beams, etc.), was actually a fabric, "no thicker than your jeans". You could see it give when they walked on it. So because of that, and with the very light color, it shouldn't have reflected too badly.

    I missed the beginning and ending of the show. Those that saw those parts, why did they decide to put the field on railroad tracks, and do they actually move it in and out of the stadium, or was that just for initial construction? :confused: And then there was the Japanese soccer stadium that "floats" in 10 inches off the ground (hovercraft - like?).

    It was a pretty neat show, and gives you a lot of appreciation for the highly skilled contractors and workmen that do this type of work (and bridges, buildings also) and the dangers they face on the job.

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