Monday, 23 February 2009

Green Point Stadium : The "big lift" complete after 9 days

Green Point stadium is another step closer to completion as the inner ring of the roof has been raised.

The inner Tension Ring was installed by using 72 hydraulic jacks that tightened the 72 cables connecting the inner and outer rings of the roof.

The next phase now is the positioning of steel trusses, the installation of the 9000 pieces that make up the glass roof and the attachment of a fabric membrane below the roof. The roof is schedule for completion in September.

Work on the PTFE mesh facade will start soon. A total of close to 80 days has already been cut from the initial contractual completion date.

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