28 December 2008
The 14th with its first component. Seems a bit like deja vu.
Cladding on the 3rd girder. Note the beginning of cladding on the 4th girder.
From left to right, the 14th, the 11th, the 13th and the 12th.
Girders 2 and 3 with cladding attached.
A view across the lake of girders to be lifted.
A more distant perspective of the cladding on girders 2 and 3.
Around the trees.
27 December 2008
The NMB Stadium pitch in all its splendour. (Source: Nelson Mandela Bay Website)
The kikuyu grass in place. (Source: Nelson Mandela Bay Website)
20 December 2008
14 December 2008
13 December 2008
The 10th girder is held in place by the Kobelco crane.
Another view of the girders attached.
The new steel staircases. These will be the access points to the top tier.
The 11th roof girder under construction. Note that the templates are being moved to the opposite side of the stadium.
Cladding now also being attached onto the 3rd.
The next roof girder to the right of the building.
A closer look.
Another view of the 11th girder.
As they change the skyline forever, the girders perched magnificently.
12 December 2008
10 December 2008
09 December 2008
The first 4 girders. Note the cladding on the 2nd.
Girders 2 through 7.
The death-defying antics of the truss climbers.
On the render one can see the horizontal slats of cladding being attached if one looks closely.
These men have courage beyond belief.
From a more a distant perspective. The next three girders on the right almost ready for lifting.
As they stand proudly.
A nice view of the 7th in place.
Another picture of the courageous truss climbers on the magnificent girder.
Soccer City Stadium
Inside view of facade (Thanks to Tadpolefarm)
Inside bowl shot (Thanks to Tadpolefarm)
Roof lifting (Thanks to Tadpolefarm)
Moses Mabhida Stadium
Aerial view (Thanks to Tadpolefarm)
Another aerial view ( Thanks to Tadpolefarm)
Green Point Stadium
Completion of compression ring (Thanks to Mo Rush)
Compression ring nearing completion. (Thanks to Mo Rush)
Aerial view of Mbombela bowl. (Thanks to Tadpolefarm)
Peter Mokaba Stadium
Open stand. Seating elements still to be installed. (Thanks to Rib)
Side view of grand stand as roof is lifted. (Thanks to Rib)
Back of grand stand. (Thanks to Rib)
Free State Stadium
Unfortunately, no current image updates available but I can say that roof is nearly finished and green seats have been installed. Also, the pitch is being relayed.
Royal Bafokeng Stadium
Looking towards the main stand. (Thanks to Sollo)
Ellis Park Stadium
New tier complete. Pitch currently being relayed.
Loftus Versfeld Stadium
New roof over open stand complete.
Once again see up to date pictures from the webcams
06 December 2008
Work has started on the aluminium cladding of the trusses, or girders. Interestingly, they started with the second girder. Meanwhile, still only six trusses have been lifted. However, four more are either ready for lifting or very close to completion.
Slats of aluminium cladding being applied.