Sure-footed No caption was contained in the photo file The weather finally cooperated for the crew of Harris Construction Company last Friday, May 25. Workers using giant cranes lowered the first of many sections of the new steel roof structure on the DakotaDome. The steel beams extend from the center hub mounted on a tower approximately 30 feet above the Dome's old fabric roof, and extend to the building's outer walls, like spokes on a bicycle wheel. Sure-footed workers of the Lawrence, KS-based firm make sure the beams are in proper alignment. Once the structure is in place, the workers' next task will be to put cross bracing between the main sections of the roof. When that is complete, they will be able to remove the center tower.

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