Mar 30, 2009

Installing a new giant crown on top of the Royals scoreboard

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The massive new Kansas City Royals crown — one of the signatures of the renovated Kauffman Stadium — was hoisted atop the scoreboard last week.

And then it came right back down.

The problem: It didn’t glitter enough.

Over the last couple days, work crews (right) have been installing new cladding, some shipped overnight from London, using special shingles. When the dark protective film comes off, the overall look will sparkle more, said Roger Reed of Zahner Architectural Metal.

Lots of photos here.

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