Saturday, October 15, 2005

ArenaWatch

Engineers for the new Tulsa Arena went back to the drawing board recently. Actually, they went to a wind tunnel. Someone forgot to conduct wind tests during the design phase. The construction budget is now $3 million more than the original cost estimates.

Wind tunnel tests showed the original concept for the expansive windows that are the signature of the Arena will not withstand 100 mph winds common during tornado season.