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Jul 27 2016

WW: US Bank Stadium

Category: Doors & Frames,Wordless WednesdayLori @ 12:16 am Comments (12)
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Congratulations to the gift card winners from the celebration of iDigHardware’s milestones – Charles Anderson, Daniel Davis, Tom Engels, Daniel Noe, Kevin Lach, Karl Pfeffer, and Joseph Prosser!

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I might need to go on a field trip to the Vikings’ new stadium…just to see these doors!  WoW!  Blake Nelson of Allegion sent me these photos from a recent site visit, and the news report from CBS Minnesota fills in all of the details.

Amazing!

Stadium 1

Stadium 2

12 Responses to “WW: US Bank Stadium”

  1. Charles says:

    Neat

    Cowboy stadium must have sliding doors, which they hardly open just like the roof.

    Must be hot in Texas??

  2. Charles says:

    Retractable end zone doors
    − The 180-foot-wide by 120-foot-high operable glass doors, located at each end of the
    stadium, are the largest operable glass doors in the world
    − Five 38-foot panels take 18 minutes to open or close

    http://stadium.dallascowboys.com/assets/pdf/mediaArchitectureFactSheet.pdf

    Sliders;;;;

    https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=i_hXckUfBHQ

  3. James Slemmons says:

    Whoa.

  4. Spencer says:

    This is awesome.

  5. Mojo says:

    Lori,

    Travel to Arlington, TX and I’ll give you a tour of doors at Jerry World.

  6. Eric T says:

    Dallas needs to have something to attract fans. The Cowboys sure aren’t anything to go see. LOL

  7. Pat says:

    Well, if you don’t have any Lombardi Trophies, you might as well have nice doors! GO PACK! 😛

  8. Mojo says:

    The Irving / Arlington Cowboys have 5 Lombardi Trophies including back-to-back (1992-1993) and second only to Pittsburgh in number of wins.

  9. Tom Breese says:

    Oh yeah, gotta make a pilgrimage just to watch these in operation up close! With your connections, Lori, are you able to dig up the specs for these, and maybe some up-close pix of details, e.g. pivots, operator, bolting, seals, etc? Also concerned how much windload they can withstand while standing open.
    Thanks for posting!

    • Lori says:

      I don’t have any intel, but maybe when the book comes out the author will include some detailed info on the doors. He seems to know how cool and unusual they are.

      – Lori

  10. Daniel Poehler says:

    The strategy, I’m guessing, is to allow the HVAC system to shut-down and natural ventilation to take over on mild Minnesota days. At first, you think what a colossal cost for these doors, but so is the cooling bill for such a huge building. My guess is that they will not be opened in the cold of winter. It remains to be seen how the doors react to thermal expansion/contraction and ice. They probably have built-in heaters. I think they are amazing, and I’m sure the design team has considered all the criteria that goes into such an engineering feat. Thanks Allegion for sharing.

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