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Make or break for OS roof today

OSThe new roof will be installed on the Olympic Stadium which will be lifted into place at 10:30 a.m weather permitting.

At twice the size of the previous roof, it weighs over 6,000 tonnes to cover every seat in the stadium.At 84m at its deepest point, the roof is covers 45,000 sq m and is believed to be the largest cantilevered roof in the world.

Over a four-week period, 8km of cable netting was lifted and connected to the roof, weighing a total of 930 tonnes.

Stuart Fraser, stadium transfer project director for construction company Balfour Beatty, which is installing the roof, said the project was “technically challenging”.

Costs have risen by £36 million because of the need to strengthen existing steelwork.

Time lapse video via the BBC


About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter

One comment on “Make or break for OS roof today

  1. There is an excellent time lapse video on the official West Ham site under the OS tab. Might be worth a glance from to time today.

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