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Press box lifted in place at Cal Stadium

One of the largest cranes in the country began hoisting sections of the press box at Memorial Stadium.

October 11, 2011 8:16:27 PM PDT
The renovation of Cal's old home, Memorial Stadium, took a huge step forward Tuesday.

One of the largest cranes in the country began hoisting sections of the 300-foot long press box onto four massive support towers.

When complete, the press box will sway back and forth if a quake actually hits.

"About a foot, which is similar to what you would feel in a high rise in a windstorm. So it's not anything really out of character with what we would do in a building, in a taller building anyway," said Rene Vignos, from Forell/Elsesser Engineers.


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