Article from the Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal – May 28,2014
The number of workers building the new Minnesota Vikings stadium will triple in the coming months to more than 1,000 people as the project starts taking shape.
Minnesota Public Radio reports that the site now has a daily work force of about 325 people, but that will increase dramatically once the structural steel starts coming in. That’ll happen later this year, as construction crews are still laying the concrete foundation to support the steel.
Mortenson Construction’s Allen Troshinsky gave an update of the work this week.
Finance & Commerce also has a stadium update, noting that $150 million worth of contracts are still to be awarded.
Meanwhile, the high-profile Downtown East development next door is getting some national attention with a profile in The New York Times Wednesday. It touches on a lot of the moving parts in the $400 million project — Wells Fargo & Co.’s office plans, the Star Tribune’s relocation and some of the nail-biting that went into making it happen. Ryan Cos.’ Rick Collins talks of the four-day stretch at the end that involved 10 law firms, 30 conference calls, 59 documents and an unspecified amount of Diet Coke.