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Monumental Day For New Cowboys Stadium

Photograph Courtesy of Dallas Cowboys Photograph Courtesy of Dallas Cowboys
Photograph Courtesy of Dallas Cowboys Photograph Courtesy of Dallas Cowboys
Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has always had a flare for the dramatic. Like the state his team plays in, everything he does needs to be bigger than everyone else, and his new football stadium is no exception. Today, that became evident. The first piece of the monumental arch truss structural steel was put into place this morning. It's an 84-foot long, 180,000 pound section. That's quite large, until you consider it's one of about 30 that will be needed to complete the quarter-of-a-mile-long structure, making it the longest single span roof structure in the world. The one-billion dollar, 100,000 seat stadium is scheduled to be completed in time for the 2009 football season, and has already been selected as the site for the 2011 Super Bowl.
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