He said the 84,192-square-foot facility is set to be completed less than 13 months from now, on May 16, 2014.
It will rise four stories above the west end of Martin Stadium, and also include a basement level. Derek Monson of Hoffman Construction reports that the project will require 4,300 cubic yards of concrete -- the equivalent of two two-inch slabs poured across the entire football field.
Add 700 tons of structural steel and 200 tons of rebar and the skeleton will be in place to build out what Mike Leach says will be the finest football operations building in the Pac-12, complete with a locker and weight rooms, training room, equipment area, meeting rooms, coaches offices, an auditorium and dining area.
See below for a broader view of the current status of the site, plus a photo gallery of what the facility will look like when finished.
AS OF LATE LAST WEEK, LOOKING OUT FROM STUDENT SIDE OF MARTIN.