Monday, 23 February 2009

Fireworks at the arch

Durban's iconic Moses Mabhida stadium remains well on track to meet the end of year FIFA deadline. A spectacular fireworks display marked the official completion of the stadium arch, the longest of its kind in the world. Engineers completed the arch at the end of January when the last of the 60ton segments forming the Y-shaped arch was slotted into place.

The arch will provide support from above for the 46,000 sqm fabric stadium roof. The roof will be suspended from the arch by steel cables and secured around the perimeter of the stadium by a compression ring, which was completed last year.

The stadium is approximately 60% complete with the final completion date set for October 30th 2009.

Image credits:, Durbanvibes

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for these pictures, bravo!