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Holy Cow! In New York State the richest communities won't pony up ( can't Afford) new grass fields or football uniforms let alone 60 Million dollar stadiums. Amazing what they can do in States where taxes are half of what we pay for the "privilege" of living in New York.
I'd think you're better off, considering what they paid for a stadium that isn't worth $60 bucks, much less $60 mil.
Amphitheaters and stadiums built by the ancient Romans and Greeks still endure after THOUSANDS of years, yet our "advanced" civilization can't create any such buildings that will, at the very least, last a couple of years?
Back when I was in High School our city built a stadium for the two high schools in our city for a cost of less than a $100 thousand the only thing it did not have at the time was the lights so all games were day games on Saturdays they finally put in lights and upgrade back in the 90s but for almost 30 years used in the daytime also there has never been any cracking of the concrete plus the bleacher are on concrete forms just like a professional stadium also there is a separate side for the opposing teams have had high school playoff games there didn't they check the concrete and review the companies past works
THe 'buying power' of the 'dollar' has gone 'WAY down since the 1960's!
A bond issue is passed by the voters. Ridiculous facility to be certain. Must of been one super sales pitch.
It's sad. While it was EXPENSIVE, it could have been servicable for 50 to 75 YEARS, or more, had it been properly constructed. At that rate, it would have been a bargain. Sad that GREED overcame.
Across Americxa - they still can't mix or pour concrete that doesn't crack or separeate. Look at driveways and sidewalks and higways and you will find cracks everywhere. I guess they have forgotten how to properly mix and pour. Bet they also skip the rebar too as a cost cutting measure.
I am in the industry and I hate to say it but most of the problems I see are on Government jobs, for whatever you want to attribute this to the facts are there, I see it every day.
Do you mean jobs contracted by the Government, or physically performed by government workers?
A little more sand, a little less cement. A little wider spacing of the rebar. A little less tamping. All adds up to a bigger bottom line. After all, it's JUST for a SCHOOL. The kids won't know the difference. And WE'LL be long gone by the time they (school officials) find out about it! It'll be someone else's problem!
Only in Texas would they build a professional staduim for high school football and then have to close it because of shoddy engineering and workmanship. Investigate the school board and the construction company find out who was paid off. Then procedure with some good old Texas justice.
The engineering firm isn't from Texas; what does that tell you?
Just another FINE example of how tax money is taken from Texas citizens and used in an indiscriminately stupid fashion. No high school needs that stadium. Can the kids playing in that place even read at their grade level yet? If this is how they allow their taxes to be taken and spent, then the citizens of Texas are getting exactly what they deserve.
Cracking in concrete is definitely not good. Either the concrete plant didnt make the concrete good enough or when at the site, the concrete was watered too much and not properly vibrated and cured as per code.
Could be that it wasn't properly reinforced with metal rods. This isn't as critical as if it were a high rise but still a very expensive fix or even a complete re do.
Someone cut costs again..........will bite you in the A$$ every time..........
Just goes to show how football nuts this country has become. I agree with the Dutch coach who said Americans should spend more time developing speed skaters instead of a bunch of over-sized and over paid neanderthals trying to kill each other on a field.