Saturday, May 23, 2009

Cape Town Soccer Stadium sails into 2010

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The first (white) trusses have been installed I could only see 3 finnished so far, this is where the PVC membrane will be attached to

I was surprised to learn that Zoliswa Gila (31) has an "office" at a dizzying height of 80 metres (262 feet) She is a crane driver and helps build the new Green Point Stadium to host some of the 2010 football World Cup matches

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Sunset view of Capetown, South Africa

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I always get excited when I see clouds it almost always means we get an awesome sunset Last night was not disappointing :) it was so mild what a lovely evening I saw many people dining outside

The tall building on the left is the Ritz hotel which is a 2 minutes drive from my home

Table Mountain and Lions Head

Although the Green Point Stadium is 55 meter high at its highest point, it looks very small here

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

It was gorgeous sunny and warm in Cape town today

I went to the beach of the Milnerton Lagoon to get my toes in the sand and my trousers wet :) and ofcourse to shoot some photos This is at the estuary with a view toward the Mother city and its most famous landmark Table Mountain

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Construction work on the 2010 world cup soccer Green Point Stadium isabout 70% complete

Construction work on the Green Point Stadium is about 70% complete, and is on track for completion in December this year less then 400 days ahead of schedule !

The major concrete work has been completed, and only finishes to the structure, such as external cladding, cabling, seating and lighting, need to be completed.

The focus of construction work at present is the state-of-the-art roof structure, which has been designed to meet strict environmental constraints. The roof slopes inwards and incorporates the pitch lighting, making both of these invisible from the outside. It is also designed to minimise noise and disturbance in the surrounding areas.

The inner tension ring and outer compression ring of the roof have been installed, and the installation of the steel roof trusses is halfway to completion.

The first panels of the glass roof have also been installed.
Construction of the roof is progressing well and is scheduled for completion in September this year

Green Point Stadium on May 19 2009

After days of mist and rain finally a beautiful day again
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Monday, May 18, 2009

Sunset from Mouille Point, Atlantic Seaboard, Cape Town

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This is just down the hill from me, Mouille Point has a superb wide sea vista a long spectacular beach front promenade and is most famous for the Green Point light house

Sunday, May 17, 2009

More and more restaurants are feeling the pinch

This is the V&A Waterfront my stomping ground I tend to do my food shopping here, see movies in one of the many cinema's, go for a wander watch people... enjoy the free entertainment use some of the restaurants not so much because of the high quality of food you will find much better away from the tourist spots but more for the atmosphere the view and the convenience, since its 5 min. by car from where I live.
Its worrying that more and more shops and restaurants disappear overnight
and I heard in the local grapevine that the Dubai company who owns 75% of the Waterfront are trying to sell their part