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Video celebrates construction milestone for Falcons stadium


The Falcons blew it in Sunday's game against the Chargers , but while they weren't looking so hot at the Dome, their new home is coming along nicely.

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The final steel truss of Mercedes-Benz Stadium was installed last week capping off two and a half years of more than 2,000 workers each day who have been building the new home of the NFL Atlanta Falcons.

Hundreds of construction workers signed the steel beam which was then lifted by crane and bolted into place about 300 feet above what will soon be the Falcons’ playing field.

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The $1.5 billion dollar stadium -- which will also feature a retractable portion of the roof -- is expected to be completed by the start of next season.

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To celebrate the milestone, EarthCam editors produced a commemorative time-lapse video of just how 17,000 tons of steel is being transformed into the sure-to-be iconic Mercedes-Benz Stadium:


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