VIDEO: Time-lapse of new Vikings stadium construction

Today, the Minnesota Sports Facilities Authority released a time-lapse video of recent construction work on the new Vikings stadium.

You can watch it on the top of this post.

In an accompanying press release, MSFA officials detail the work shown in the video.

On February 5, 2015 the first queen's post truss on the south side was lifted into place by one of the world's largest cranes. Watch the time lapse video here. This queen's post truss will support the ETFE (transparent) roof elements. Stats: weight: 450,000 pounds; length: 308 feet long; width: 11 feet wide; height: 12 feet tall.

The crane that put the truss in place is the Terex Demag CC 6800 crawler crane that arrived on the stadium construction site last summer. The CC 6800 is one of the largest cranes of its kind in the world and can lift up to 1,250 metric tons. Fully extended, the crane stands 400 feet high.

Work on the new stadium is set to be completed during the summer of 2016.

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