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Foundation Work Begins on New Detroit Arena


Building of the foundation piers of the new arena will begin this week as impressive progress is made on the site of the new Red Wings arena at Woodward and Sproat. Drilled piers support the load created by the arena. This element of construction will carry on for approximately 3 months and excavation will continue through the end of July. The work will be done by Rohrscheib & Sons Caissons under the direction of general contractor Barton Malow Hunt White.

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