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Roof of the Montreal Olympic Stadium

Roof of the Olympic Stadium, Montréal, Québec.

General Information

Structural Type: Cable-suspended membrane structure
Function / usage: Stadium / Arena
Built: 1986 - 1987
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Montreal, Montréal, Quebec, Canada, North America
Part of:
Above of Montreal Olympic Stadium (1976)

Technical Information

Dimensions

width 140 m
tower height 168 m
length 200 m
seats 65 000
site area ca. 1 000 000 m²
building area ca. 100 000 m²
total floor area ca. 200 000 m²
roof height 70 m

Materials

cables steel
membrane PVC-coated Kevlar fabric

Chronology

March 1985
- December 1986

Design period

1986
- 1987

Construction and membrane fabrication period

1999

Due to damage to the original roof, the roof is completely rebuilt, though the new roof is no longer retractable.

Participants

Initial construction (1986-1987)
Client
Architecture
Wind tunnel testing
Structural engineering
Structural consulting
Contractor
Material supplier
Reconstruction (1999)
Client
Contractor

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  • About this
    data sheet
  • Structure-ID
    20000742
  • Date created
    19/05/2000
  • Last Update
    29/07/2014