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Jan 19, 2007, 5:22 PM
You can watch the dome raising on BC Place here:
Jan 19, 2007, 5:39 PM
It's protuberrific! It's convexcellent!
Jan 19, 2007, 5:45 PM
going quicker than I expected. :) can see the rim already.
Jan 19, 2007, 6:04 PM
The dome is going up right now! Go dome go, and dome haters go away!
Jan 19, 2007, 6:19 PM
Jan 19, 2007, 6:27 PM
Ever put a marshmallow in the microwave?
Now multiply that by a zillion.
Jan 19, 2007, 6:30 PM
Seems to be coming along quite well!
Jan 19, 2007, 6:54 PM
Nice weather you're having out there as well. ;)
Jan 19, 2007, 7:21 PM
The BC Lions must be happy!
Question: They are inflating it as it's raining; it's not heavy rain but it is raining. I thought it had to be dry before inflation.
Would they plug the rain outlet holes in the center before inflation or can they inflate and still let the rainwater pour down from the center holes as it rises? Would plugging the outlet holes create too much of a water load in the center, preventing proper inflation?
Jan 20, 2007, 12:10 AM
January 19, 2007
How the BC Place roof was raised
STEP ONE: Excess water was pumped off the roof.
STEP TWO: The building technical staff turned on 11 fans, one at a time staged over 15-second intervals.
STEP THREE: Thirty riggers performed visual roof inspections from inside the building to look for small tears or kinks in the cabling.
STEP FOUR: The rectangular side panels are inflated. Technical staff slowed down fans as the top diamond panels began to invert.
STEP FIVE: Once the roof was fully inflated, fan pressure was systematically reduced.
STEP SIX: The riggers begin inspections by walking and checking all cables on the roof.
STEP SEVEN: Drain plugs are replaced.
STEP EIGHT: Eliminator frames and clamp points are inspected from the ring beam.
STEP NINE: Internal inspections of the roof and building will be completed by engineers and inspection crews.
Jan 20, 2007, 8:35 PM
Images of the roof inflation:
Jan 20, 2007, 10:30 PM
It's great to see BC Place back in the skyline... :cheers:
Jan 20, 2007, 11:28 PM
im glad you guys have your dome back.
Only The Lonely..
Jan 21, 2007, 7:07 AM
It's no barn raising, but close enough.
Jan 21, 2007, 8:05 PM
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