VIDEO: Chopper 7 shows Red Wings arena progress

Posted at 2:26 PM, Mar 18, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-18 14:26:24-04

Crews hit a major point in the construction of the new Detroit Red Wings arena this week. The first roof truss was installed on Thursday, less than a year after construction began.

Anticipated to be completed for the 2017-2018 NHL season, over 3,500 structural pieces of steel have been placed so far, according to Olympia Development. There are still more than 7,000 pieces of steel that have to be placed.

Olympia also said there have been more than 27,000 cubic-yards of foundation concrete poured, but there is still more than 46,000 cubic yards of concrete foundation that has to be poured.

Completion of the structural steel work is expected to be complete by the fall.