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The stage is set

Posted at 4:45 PM on August 14, 2008 by Tim Nelson (0 Comments)

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Republican National Convention organizers let the scrum in for another weekly tour today. Public Insight Journalism's Preston Wright and I went in for a look around. You can see they've put up the stage and they're starting to put up a 30 foot tall video wall behind it. Click on the picture above and you can see the taped lines showing how the chairs will be set up next week.

Wright brought along his panoramic camera and got some cool shots of the arena interior.

Here's a great shot of the view from the "Let's Play Hockey" balcony in the southwest corner of the arena:






Here's what it looked like on the floor while we were interviewing Freeman Corp. project director Greg Lane. That's me in the light blue shirt with the headphones on, at left.








And as you can see, this is very much a work in progress:









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