Jul 31, 2012

GOP Convention Preparations Time-Lapse Video

The Tampa Bay Times Forum is undergoing a face-lift for the 2012 Republican National Convention.
The GOP Convention has released this time-lapse video to show the work done during the month of July. 

From a Press Release, Tampa FL:  Convention organizers gained access to the Tampa Bay Times Forum July 15 and work must be complete in time for the August 27-30 event.  The project involves 200 to 300 workers on any given day - who will work an estimated 50,000 total man-hours.

The high definition video, taken within the Tampa Bay Times Forum, is photographed at the rate of one frame every 30 seconds (approximately 124,000 individual photos during the convention build-out).  The footage shows workers removing seats to make room for construction of the stage that will hold the podium.  Above floor level, viewers can see carpenters making modifications to skyboxes being transformed into television anchor booths that will beam the convention to a worldwide audience.

The 2012 Republican National Convention will be held at the Tampa Bay Times Forum August 27-30, 2012.  Nearly 50,000 visitors are expected to come to the Tampa Bay area for the event, including delegates, alternate delegates, media and other guests.  For more information about the 2012 Republican National Convention, become part of the virtual convention at www.ConventionWithoutWalls.com, visit the website www.GOPConvention2012.com and check out theofficial blog, Conventional Wisdom, at www.gopconvention2012.com/blog/

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