And if it's broke, fix it!
A year after being ravaged by Katrina, a revamped Superdome is ready for some football.
Fixing the 9.7-acre roof was the toughest -- and, at $32 million, the costliest -- part of the job. Katrina had scalped the rubber membrane that covered the metal dome. To replace it, a 125-man crew built a minivillage on the roof and spent five months there. Their work camp, 27 stories off the ground, had its own weather station and portable johns. "You just shut the door and hope there are no wind gusts while you're in there," says project manager Tom Keller, whose hard hat will be displayed in the Hall of Fame as part of a future exhibit on the renovation.
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