Video: Week 1 of the GOP convention buildout

As promised, the Republican convention committee produced some time-lapse video of the construction work at the Xcel Energy Center in St Paul to show the progress of the convention’s build-out.  Last week, I attended their kickoff and interviewed a few officials, who talked about the scope of the project.  The changes made in this first week make the scope a little more apparent:

The extent of the changes makes one wonder how they’ll get it changed back in time after the convention.  They have two weeks after the event finishes to restore the arena back to its original state.  Some hockey fans will be looking for the RNC if their seats aren’t ready by the time the puck drops ….