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ROOF BID MAY HELP HOUSTON BALLPARK STAY ON SCHEDULE
Published September 23, 1997
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) "has offered a guarantee maximum price" to prospective facility contractor Brown & Root to build a retractable roof for a new baseball park in Houston, according to John Williams of the HOUSTON CHRONICLE. The structure would be "similar" to the one which Mitsubishi is scheduled to build for Miller Park in Milwaukee. The roof is the construction "variable causing the most concern" in Houston, due to the cost and the "uncertainty that one will work as well in 20 years as it does when new." While Mitsubishi is keeping its Houston offer "private," it is considered "a major development" as Brown & Root aims to "ensure" that the ballpark costs no more than $250M (HOUSTON CHRONICLE, 9/23).