Last August, after the iconic marshmallow-like dome of BC Place was deflated and removed, I posted a construction update. Now that all of the masts for the new roof at the stadium are in place, BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo) announced today that they expect the project to be complete by September 30th, 2011. Here’s a look at the progress so far:
The stadium, with its new retractable cloth roof, is set to be open for the BC Lions’ upcoming season and will host the 2011 Grey Cup. Other recent news includes the new Terry Fox Memorial design for the Robson plaza and the announcement that Budweiser will be the official beer partner of the BC Lions, Whitecaps FC and BC Place.
Since it is such a prominent piece of Vancouver’s landscape, featured on everything from coffee mugs to postcards, I thought I would check in to see what the public reaction is so far.
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