27 November 2008
The 5 aligned. Cladding due to begin imminently.
Into the bowl. Pitchwork progressing speedily.
A view across the lower tier. Note the curved nature of the stands for optimal sightlines.
View across the lower tier towards the girders. 4 are now connected with a 'catwalk' in architectural terms or a 'compression ring' in engineering terms. However it isn't a true compression ring as the ring is under minimal forces of compression.
The 7th, 90% complete, girder.
The 6th, entirely complete girder. Due to be lifted tomorrow.
A view across the 5 girders. The staircase in the foreground acts as the exit point or vomitory for the upper tier.
Another view across the 5.
A closer look at the 'catwalk'. The lights will be attached to this compression ring. Also note the ropes hanging from the front of the girders. These are climbed up by cable climbers to get onto the girders from the stands.
A view across the soon-to-be pitch.
Another picture across the five girders.
A similar view
Cement-based holes being dug into the pitch. These are the holes for the rugby poles, soccer nets, etc.
Another look over the bowl.
Looking over the steel-yard where all the steel for the roof girders is kept. Currently only two thirds of all steel needed for the girders is on site.
The main upper level access ramp. Suitability for wheelchair bound people, and large crowds. These access ramps are stationed in the four corners of the stadium.
25 November 2008
The webcam view:
23 November 2008
One can liken the roof trusses on the skeletal structure to icing on a cake.
The fifth truss ready for lift-off, and the seventh truss at its beginning stages of construction.
The four trusses aligned. Note the fifth and sixth trusses ready in the background.
A close-up of the connecting steel to house the floodlights.
The common vantage point giving a good overview of PE's magnificent stadium.
19 November 2008
The fourth truss in full view from the webcam.
15 November 2008
View from the lookout, showing the royal 3.
Truss the third in place from a side-on angle. Note, in the foreground, the nearly complete fourth truss and the fifth truss with it's first few components.
Perched in all its splendour.
A more distant view.
Number 3, what a beauty...
12 November 2008
All images courtesy Skyscrapercity. All pictures have been taken within the last month.
Green Point Stadium
The definite wavy facade and tier shape of the green point stadium. (Courtesy: Mo Rush)
The compression ring forming atop the outer facade pillars. This is the baginning of the Green Point Stadium roof. (Courtesy: Mo Rush)
Soccer City Stadium
Mbombela Stadium with 6 (one third of full 18) giraffe necks in place. Note the magnificent backdrop. (Courtesy: Tadpolefarm)
Free State Stadium
Near side view. (Courtesy: Willayster)
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08 November 2008
Approaching the newly lifted roof truss. Note the empty template in the foreground, having been moved this past week.
The nearly completed third roof truss in the foreground and the fourth truss underway in the background.
The truss in place.
Another view. Note the high scaffolding to the right.
From a more distant perspective. The Kobelco still supporting the weight as it's attached to the main stadium structure.
Renderings of the complete Newton Park pool.
The roof structure going up for the Newton Park Swimming Pool.