Thursday, February 19, 2009

Green Point roof structure completed

By Mikhaila Crowie
19 February 2009

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

The process of raising the roof began last week Monday and was completed last night.

Mike Marsden, Executive Director responsible for the 2010 with the City of Cape Town, said the inner Tension Ring was installed by using hydraulic jacks that tightened the 72 cables connecting the inner and outer rings of the roof.

The City’s structural engineers monitored the process and expressed their satisfaction.

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.

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