Friday, January 05, 2007

B.C. Place Roof Collapse

The roof of the B.C. Place collapsed earlier this afternoon. For those of you that don't know, the B.C. Place is an air-supported domed stadium located in Vancouver, Canada. This stadium is home to the B.C. Lions football team, and is often used for concerts, trade shows, etc. It is also scheduled to play a major role in the 2010 Winter Olympic games in Vancouver, as it is where the opening and closing ceremonies will be held.

Hopefully, they will be able to fix this roof, as I wouldn't expect the interior of the stadium to be designed to be exposed to the elements.

On a personal note, I am glad that the roof of the Rogers Centre is not air-supported as there is an extensive steel support structure in place. But it does make you wonder. As some of you know, I have done work up on the roof of the Rogers Centre. I would be dead meat if the roof collapsed and I happened to be up there.

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Anonymous said...

Controlled deflation, hombre.

Sorry - I'm only getting caught up now before I go out for the evening.

Jason said...

Love the spin.

I'll believe that it was a controlled deflation when they tell me that the tear in the roof was part of SOP.

Observers noted that the roof came down much faster than past 'controlled deflations'.