US GP construction timeline

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 - A timeline of the massive construction project at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to prepare the facility for the inaugural SAP United States Grand Prix on Sept. 22-24: December 1998 ·Dec. 2,...

INDIANAPOLIS, Friday, Sept. 15, 2000 - A timeline of the massive construction project at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway to prepare the facility for the inaugural SAP United States Grand Prix on Sept. 22-24:

December 1998


·Dec. 2, 1998 -- Excavation and site work started on the infield road course.
·Dec. 18, 1998 -- Began demolition of the old Tower Terrace grandstand.

January 1999

·Completed Phase 1 demolition of the old Tower Terrace grandstand.

February 1999 - March 1999

·Excavated and installed the Garage/Suite foundations and underground utilities.

April 1999


·Installed temporary stone and asphalt cover over new Garage/Suite building foundations.
·Erected temporary grandstands in the old Tower Terrace location for the 1999 Indianapolis 500.
·Began deep soil stabilization for the new infield road course.

May 1999


·Building construction stopped for the 1999 Indianapolis 500.
·Began installation of the asphalt base course of paving for the infield race circuit.

June 1999 - July 1999


·Constructed a concrete box culvert in the creek bed of Turn 1 to increase the pit entrance width for the new F1 course.
·Installed 214 30-foot deep auger cast pile concrete foundations and the elevator pit for the new Media Center.
·Covered the Media Center foundations with temporary stone and asphalt to reconstruct the ABC television broadcast compound for the Brickyard 400 event.
·Installed the asphalt intermediate and asphalt surface courses on the infield race circuit.

August 1999 (following Brickyard 400)


·Removed temporary grandstands and uncovered the Garage/Suite foundations to begin construction of the concrete cast-in-place building walls for the new Garage/Suites.
·Uncovered the Media Center foundations and continued installation of the auger cast piles.
·Began construction of the cast-in-place concrete elevator tower and underground utilities for the new Media Center.
·Demolition (Phase 2) of the old tower terrace grandstands.
·Removed the old Victory Circle platform.
·Began provisions to build a temporary incoming communication feed for the entire IMS facility to allow uninterrupted communication service to continue throughout construction.
·Demolished the old Press Building to make way for Legends Row building.

September 1999


·Began foundation work for the Tower Extension project immediately adjacent to the Pagoda, which houses Formula One race control and Timing and Scoring.
·Continued the construction of the Media Center concrete elevator shaft.

October 1999


·Completed the cast-in-place concrete building shell for the first two Garage/Suite buildings.
·Began cast-in-place concrete walls for the Tower Extension project.
·Completed Media Center foundation walls and underground utility work in preparation for building steel.
·Began site preparation and underground utility work for the new South Compound Building, which contains concessions, catering compounds and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway Firehouse.

November 1999


·Completed the cast-in-place concrete building shell for the third Garage/Suite Building and began structural steel erection for the Garage/Suites.
·Began Tower Extension structural steel erection.
·Began structural steel erection for the four-story Media Center.
·Began earth retention and mass excavation for the Tunnel 6 project.
·Began demolition work on the existing press booths, located in the Paddock Grandstand Press Penthouse, to make way for structural steel to create the new Broadcast Booths.
·Began South Compound Building foundation work.

December 1999


·Began Media Center first floor cast-in-place concrete walls.
·Began Tunnel 6 extension foundations.
·Began Broadcast Booth structural steel installation.
·Began building foundations for the new Legends Row buildings, which will house the Formula One team offices.

January 2000


·Began installation of large suite glass panels at the west elevation of the Garage/Suites.
·Began Media Center second floor cast-in-place concrete walls.
·Began forming and pouring the cast-in-place concrete walls for the Tunnel 6 extension.

February 2000


·Began pit and pit lane excavation and site work.
·Began Media Center third floor cast-in-place concrete walls and building concrete slab work.
·Began concrete columns for the Walkway Bridge over Tunnel 6 extension.
·Began site work and utilities for the new TV Compound location east of the Media Center.
·Began structural steel framing and masonry wall work for the new Legends Row buildings.
·Began South Compound masonry wall construction.

March 2000


·Continued site work for run-off areas and guardrail installation along the infield road course.
·Continued building interior finishes for the new suites above the new pit side garages.
·Began pit and pit lane concrete paving operations.
·Began Tower Extension interior wall framing.
·Completed the balance of the Media Center concrete walls and concrete slabs.
·Began the Tower Terrace stand extension steel work east on the Media Center.
·Finished the Tunnel 6 extension concrete walls and tunnel lid.
·Began installation of the Broadcast Booth framing and enclosure work.
·Completed the masonry walls for Building A of Legends Row and began interior mechanical, plumbing, and electrical work.
·Completed the South Compound building masonry and roofing system.


April 2000


·Completed interior suite finishes for the pit side suites above the new garages.
·Began Media Center interior work for the first and fourth floors.
·Began the Winner's Podium cast-in-place radius concrete walls.
·Continued finishes and second-floor public restrooms for Legends Row Building A.
·Continued finishes for the new South Compound Building.
·Began final site work around the various projects and began site concrete paving.
·Completed asphalt paving of the Formula One pit lanes.

May 2000


·Completed the South Compound Building and installed equipment.
·Completed finishes on Building A (north building) of Legends Row.
·Completed the site concrete and asphalt paving installation.
·Constructed temporary bleachers and grandstands at the Garage/Suites.
·Developed the first and fourth floors of the Media Center into a usable and operational state for the Indianapolis 500.

June 2000


·Begin installation of mechanical and electrical systems for Gasoline Alley catering suites.
·Continued work on South Building of Legends Row.
·Continued construction work throughout Media Center.
·Started installation of debris fencing on infield section of road course.
·Continued installation of gravel traps and turf runoff areas on infield section of road course.
·Continued development of Plaza area behind new Pagoda tower.

July 2000


·Finished installation of mechanical and electrical systems for Gasoline Alley catering suites.
·Continued construction work throughout Media Center.
·Continued installation of gravel traps and turf runoff areas on infield section of road course.
·Continued development of Plaza area behind new Pagoda tower.
·Construction of foundation for Formula One digital broadcast center.

August 2000


·Completed development of Plaza area behind new Pagoda tower, including the extension of the famous "yard of bricks" at the start-finish line through the Pagoda tower and into the Plaza.
·Completed installation of debris fencing on infield section of road course.
·Completed installation of gravel traps and turf runoff areas on infield section of road course.
·Completed installation of all tire barriers on course.
·Unified oval and infield sections of road course, including removal of certain barriers, pavement striping.
·Installed of Formula One Race Control closed-circuit television system.

September 2000


·Completed testing of all operational systems in new facilities by Sept. 10.

Source: Bovis Lend Lease, Inc., Indianapolis Motor Speedway Engineering

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