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Roof Of Vancouver's BC Place Stadium Collapsed  
User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1820 times:

The roof of BC Place Stadium (in Vancouver) has collapsed on 05JAN07 around 1240LT.

BC Place Stadium is the planned venue to host the opening and closing ceremony of 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver/Whistler.



Before the collapse, and after...



[Edited 2007-01-06 01:21:27]

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User currently offlineCorey07850 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2527 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1807 times:

Any idea what happened?

User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1807 times:

anyone hurt?

Wow...

that's brutal.


New building? sorry i'm not familiar..

1011yyz



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1794 times:

Yikes, hope nobody is hurt, that is a pretty major structural failure! Were the winds up, or was there maintenance being carried out? Something shouldn't just fail like that all of a sudden!

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineAirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1786 times:

Isn't the top similar to the Metrodome in Minnesota? Foster City, CA had a shopping center that had a roof similar and it to rip a hole in it and collapse. Shouldn't take that long to repair.

User currently offlineLnglive1011yyz From Canada, joined Oct 2003, 1608 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1786 times:

just learned..

No one hurt.

It's a 'fabric' type roof, held up by air. A section of roof failed, and the roof came in on itself as the air pressure dropped in the stadium.

Replacement panel is on its way.

Not a big deal apparently.

Thank goodness!

1011yyz



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User currently offlineVaporlock From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1786 times:

Quoting Jimyvr (Thread starter):
The roof of BC Place Stadium (in Vancouver) has collapsed on 05JAN07 around 1240LT.

BC Place Stadium is the planned venue to host the opening and closing ceremony of 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver/Whistler.

I hope that there were no people inside when it happened. That is one huge place and your right it was to be used for the 2010 Winter Olympics.

Phyllis  bouncy 


User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1419 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 1782 times:

How is the Olympic committee dealing with this setback?

User currently offlineJpetekYXMD80 From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 4389 posts, RR: 29
Reply 8, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1773 times:

Quoting SKYSERVICE_330 (Reply 7):
How is the Olympic committee dealing with this setback?

It's not one..

It's not unusual for this type of stadium to have this happen at least once.



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User currently offlineBushpilot From South Africa, joined Jul 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1765 times:

WOW, I am glad it can be repaired fairly easily. My heart immediatly sank when I saw the topic title because I knew it was going to be instrumental in the 2010 olympics. Which I am planning on attending. Also anyone know when tickets will go on sale?

Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 2):
New building? sorry i'm not familiar..

IIRC it is about 10-12 years old. So fairly new if you ask me.


User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 33
Reply 10, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1754 times:

IIRC it is about 10-12 years old. So fairly new if you ask me.
****

It's a lot older than that. I saw US there in 1987, so it has certainly got 20 years under it's belt. Looks like a marshmallow in bondage


User currently offlineSKYSERVICE_330 From Canada, joined Sep 2000, 1419 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1745 times:

Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 5):
just learned..

No one hurt.

It's a 'fabric' type roof, held up by air. A section of roof failed, and the roof came in on itself as the air pressure dropped in the stadium.

Replacement panel is on its way.

Not a big deal apparently.

Thank goodness!

1011yyz

Thanks for the update! Glad to know no one was hurt and this can be easily fixed.

From the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-col...mbia/story/2007/01/05/bc-dome.html

Edited to include link.

[Edited 2007-01-06 02:18:12]

User currently offlineConnies4ever From Canada, joined Feb 2006, 4066 posts, RR: 13
Reply 12, posted (7 years 8 months 3 weeks ago) and read 1723 times:

Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 5):
It's a 'fabric' type roof, held up by air. A section of roof failed, and the roof came in on itself as the air pressure dropped in the stadium.

Replacement panel is on its way.

Not a big deal apparently.

Not a real big deal unless the support structure itself is damaged. Then it's a bigger deal.

Snow/rain load + strong wind gusts caused the live load on the fabric to exceed ultimate limit = big tear and poofing sound.

Admittedly, though, Lower Mainland in BC has had a _terrible_ autumn/early winter due to El Nino. Back here in the East people are golfing. Usually the other way around.



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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1671 times:

Quoting Lnglive1011yyz (Reply 5):

Replacement panel is on its way.

dammit  cry 

Still think it's  redflag  that the opening ceremonies will happen indoors. Oh well, @ least it didn't happen during a Lions game, concert, etc.



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User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1654 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 13):
@ least it didn't happen during a Lions game, concert, etc

Concerts are generally held at GM Place, just a block near by


User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1985 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1647 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 13):
dammit cry

Still think it's redflag that the opening ceremonies will happen indoors. Oh well, @ least it didn't happen during a Lions game, concert, etc.

My thoughts exactly. The opening ceremonies should happen outdoors. The only reason why not to is because of rain... Well now that i have said that looks like I answered my own thoughts it is Vancouver after all.



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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1637 times:

Quoting Artsyman (Reply 10):
It's a lot older than that. I saw US there in 1987, so it has certainly got 20 years under it's belt.

Wasn't it built for Expo 86 originally?

Quoting Connies4ever (Reply 12):
Lower Mainland in BC has had a _terrible_ autumn/early winter due to El Nino.

The entire Pac NW is getting slammed, we've gone from temps in the teens, to a foot of snow to hurricane force winds, all in December!



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User currently offlineA332 From Canada, joined Feb 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1585 times:

It didn't actually collapse... a panel ripped open during bad weather and to avoid further damages and other risks, the roof was brought down.


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User currently offlinePiercey From Sweden, joined Nov 2005, 2233 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 1576 times:

Quoting Jimyvr (Reply 14):

Concerts are generally held at GM Place, just a block near by

Well, ok, a big event with lots of people.

Quoting ZBBYLW (Reply 15):
The only reason why not to is because of rain

True, didn't think of that.

Oh well, maybe the torch will burn the roof off  devil 



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User currently offlineN1120A From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 26499 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 1537 times:

Quoting Searpqx (Reply 16):
Wasn't it built for Expo 86 originally?

Yes, and it opened in 1983



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User currently offlineJimyvr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1484 times:

Quoting Piercey (Reply 18):
Oh well, maybe the torch will burn the roof off

That'd be a disaster


User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 1445 times:

IIRC, the Metrodome's (Minneapolis) roof has collapsed twice due to heavy snow, and that was an air supported roof. I don't know if this BC place has the same style roof, but this is not as unusual as one would think.

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