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Vikings Celebrate Steel Topping Off At Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center

Posted May 11, 2017

Eden Prairie, MN (May 11, 2017) – The Minnesota Vikings, Crawford Architects, Kraus Anderson and Twin Cities Orthopedics celebrated a major construction milestone on the Twin Cities Orthopedics Performance Center as the last piece of structural steel was installed yesterday.
 
To commemorate the steel “topping off,” construction crews hoisted the final piece of steel, which was recently painted white and signed by Vikings staff and construction workers, into position along with the traditional evergreen tree and American flag.
 
More than 1,300 tons of steel were installed in the headquarters while 2,200 tons were used for the Vikings indoor practice facility (IPF). The IPF stands at a height of 113 feet with a 100-foot clearance to fully accommodate kicking and punting. The roof trusses span 220 feet from north to south and are 12 feet wide at their midpoint. The steel was fabricated by Ted Mannstedt and Son in La Crosse, WI, and erected by Danny’s Construction Company in Shakopee, MN.
 
To date, construction crews have logged more than 80,000 hours on the project and more than 130 workers are on site daily. Of the 38 subcontractors awarded work thus far, 32 are Minnesota-based.
 
The project remains on time for a March 2018 opening.