FERNANDO MEDINA, ORLANDO MAGIC
The new Amway Center met a milestone early on Feb. 26 as the concrete was poured to form what will be the ice floor surface in the facility. More than seven miles of cooling and heating pipes were covered with 400 cubic yards of concrete -- the equivalent of 40 full cement mixer trucks or 1.6 millions pounds of concrete -- during the pour. Superior Concrete, a local Orlando minority business enterprise company, was contracted for the pour. The Orlando Magic is the developer of the Amway Center which will compete to host major national events, concerts and family shows. Opening in the fall of 2010, the facility will be operated by the City of Orlando and owned by the Central Florida community.