Saturday, August 22, 2009
It took them 3 days to do the middle part of the lightweight aluminium frame, compare this shot with this one
Thursday, August 20, 2009
It was a few minutes before the six o'clock "end of the day" blaring of the siren, heralding the end of a day's work for the day shift This was a dreary sunset the sun didn't come out much but I wanted to show the progress they had made on installing the clear glass on the 16m wide inner tension ring which will incorporate the pitch lighting
Once the roof is finished the roof will be a ‘ring of fire’ similar as in Berlin’s Olympic Stadium in Germany.
Near midnight on August 19 2009 Construction work on the facade of the 2010 Green Point Stadium in Cape Town
The Green Point stadium has one primary façade system, which is a cable-suspended ETFE
membrane similar, to the lower skin of the roof structure.
The membrane forms a continuous, taut but flexible skin, clipped into a lightweight
aluminium frame. The frame is stiffened against the massive concrete structure of the stadium by means of round hollow steel sections. Vibrations occurring in the façade itself,
either from emitted noise or from wind vibrations imposed on the structure, are absorbed through the stiffening rods into the building’s massive structure.
Less than 15% of the bowl’s inside surface lets through sound waves directly to the outer walls of the building. In addition, only about 70% of the stadium façade is covered only by the vertical mesh membrane Some of the areas that are directly under the roof edge will have a more carefully detailed double façade skin application, which will perform better than the average outer façade
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
This is what the 2010 Green Point Stadium and the Green Point Common looks like when a storm hits Cape Town
Monday, August 17, 2009
I was out this evening and just drove past the back of the stadium, there is allot still to be done before december 14, I am glad I am not in the shoes of the construction manager, it even makes me nervous when I see how much there is still to be done, yet the promise is still "finished by December 14 2009 "
Yes ! The Laminated glass roof on the 2010 World Cup Green Point Stadium in Cape Town is complete ! ) On August 16 2009
They have started installing the clear glass (on the left) for the inner ring of the roof and also