The Kingdome's meager budget, siting issues, and design collided in the Kingdome's construction.
Building the monumental concrete structure was complicated, initially requiring 260 contractors and subcontractors including 100 carpenters, 30 to 40 laborers, 30 to 40 operating engineers, seven surveyors, 27 iron workers, three electricians, three plumbers, and a team of cement workers. During the dome's construction, 60 more contractors joined the effort. The picture shows Donald Drake Company employees key to the stadium construction: Gail Taylor, Office Engineer; Ray Biggs, Project Manager; and James Gorman, Project Engineer, ca. 1974