Blum with his family during a biking trip at the Grand Canyon in 2004
Eighty percent of the Superdome roof was destroyed by Hurricane Katrina.
Photo courtesy of Louisiana's Office of Facility Planning and Control
Two holes ripped in the steel deck by the hurricane
Preparation for the new deck was staged on the floor of the Superdome.
Photo courtesy of Bert Rhine Productions, San Diego
All equipment and materials were hoisted to the roof.
The project finished 32 days early.
Photo courtesy of Brazos Urethane
Safety was important during the physically demanding project.
A view from the ground of three hoist openings
Temporary covering of open curb resulting from ventilator loss during Katrina