The piles, again…and the roof

### ODT Online Sat, 8 Aug 2009
Pile-driving progresses according to plan
By David Loughrey

Work driving piles into the ground at the Forsyth Barr Stadium site is going ahead successfully, but the most difficult stage of the project, lifting about 700 tonnes of steel roof trusses into place 35m above ground, will be the major challenge of the project.
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### ODT Online Sat, 8 Aug 2009
Hitting the roof considered to be quite a feat
By David Loughrey

Otago rugby players, and visitors to the province, will have a new challenge when they play at the Forsyth Barr Stadium. The lowest part of the stadium’s roof will be 30m high near the edge of the field, and the highest kick mapped during games when the Carisbrook Stadium Trust did its research on the issue was about 29.4m.
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Filed under Architecture, Construction, CST, Design, Economics, Project management, Site, Stadiums

3 responses to “The piles, again…and the roof

  1. Peter

    If the roof height is 35m why does the stadium zone need a height limit of 60m?

  2. James

    “The height of the stadium in proximity to the Leith Stream was also noted as a matter that may have a detrimental effect on local amenity. The proposed plan provisions limit the height of the stadium to 60m and must be 4.88m from the Leith Stream. While this will be imposing, it is still an improvement on the current permitted baseline that permits an industrial building of any height to be built to the boundary of the site as of right.

    Click to access ma_PEC_r_2008_06_09_Stadium-Private-Plan-Change-Request-PC-2007-4-Issues-and-Process.pdf

    And obviously, the roof structure will be taller than that (the current proposed design is 40m tall). Perhaps when the amendment was made, there was still some prospect of cricket, and a higher roof?

  3. Stu

    The crawler cranes working there are 54m tall.

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