Stadium roof saga continues: no fireworks since lasers are “the next generation beyond fireworks”

### ODT Online Sat, 3 Jul 2010
Video: Stadium roof material fire test
By David Loughrey
Housed as it is on the Otago harbour waterfront, the Forsyth Barr Stadium’s roof may seem threatened more by winds, flurries of snow and the odd hail storm than by the ravages of fire. But the safety of the ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) covering in the event of a fire has continued to exercise the minds of the project’s opponents.
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### ODT Online Sat, 3 Jul 2010
Stadium passes fire safety inspection
By David Loughrey
The Forsyth Barr Stadium has been given a pass mark and building consent for its fire safety. Dunedin City Council chief building control officer Neil McLeod said a peer-reviewed fire design for the stadium had been completed as part of between 40 and 50 building consents issued so far for the stadium.
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Filed under Architecture, Construction, Design, Project management, Stadiums

2 responses to “Stadium roof saga continues: no fireworks since lasers are “the next generation beyond fireworks”

  1. David M

    …as C.P.E. Bach was the next generation beyond J.S. Bach, or Peaches Geldof was the next generation beyond Bob Geldof?

  2. Fantastic! I knew this whole thing was a genius exercise in rich irony.
    More please, ODT, and next time remember the speech marks around “laser”. Maybe try to work in a reference to Dr Evil, and various other compelling new technologies.

    {What if? will certainly use speech marks around “laser”, “lasers”, “lasered” and all high falutin’ technology mentions in relation to the stadium, if ODT doesn’t. -Eds}

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