23 November 2008

Fourth truss close-up

As I showed earlier, the fourth truss has been lifted. The fifth and sixth trusses are complete, to be lifted, possibly, in one day. The large Kobelco crane is slowly making its way clockwise around the stadium. The first of the cross steel, connecting the noses of the trusses which will house the floodlights of the stadium, has been lifted into place.

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.