It has been another busy month at the SunTrust Park construction site, where the stadium continues to spring up, as you can see in the animated image above.
Two weeks ago, the first of 775,000 bricks that will line the building’s exterior were put into place, AJC.com said. Eighty-three-year-old Eutis Morris laid the first brick, just as he had done with the first concrete column at Fulton County Stadium, as well as the first and last bricks at Turner Field, the report added.
“Two time capsules were sealed in concrete after the brick ceremony,” AJC.com said. “The capsules included a video of the SunTrust Park ground breaking; parts of the Big Chicken; a 1948 World Series program; dirt from both older stadiums; a baseball signed by the 1995 championship team; and recordings from team broadcasters.”
Late last month, Cobb County confirmed it would borrow $376 million in bonds to build the stadium, according to a separate AJC.com report. That will be paid back in increments of $22.4 million per year, the report added, and the county’s residents will pay an additional $368 million for the park.
Here’s my other monthly time-lapse update to the aerial image, courtesy of Xan Gerson, as always:
If you’d like to browse each of my ground photos individually, you can do that in the slideshow below.
Ground images via Sean Breslin; aerial images via Xan Gerson