How state-of-the-art is the Qi Zhong Stadium?!

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
looks great.

however:
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many cutting edge technologies including those used to operate the eight-piece steel magnolia roof, which will take eight minutes to completely open or close.
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reminds me of the technological and financial problems we faced in Montreal with the retractable Olympic stadium.
 

VamosRafa

Hall of Fame
And in any event, during the Masters, the roof will remain closed. But the whole thing looks absolutely amazing.
 

Marius_Hancu

Talk Tennis Guru
raftermania said:
Yes, but this roof is made out of metal. Olympic stadium's roof was made of insulating foam ;)
No, it was mainly of kevlar:

http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/buildingbig/wonder/structure/olympic_stadium.html
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stade_Olympique

but the problem was that it should have worked as a retractable and folding umbrella, not as a fixed structure changing its position.

No materials have been discovered to offer such flexibility long term. It worked for a while, but ...
 

West Coast Ace

G.O.A.T.
CoASH said:
shanghai's buildings are now trying to be more modern than the previous
Actually the whole city of Shanghai is supposed to be China's monument to modern living. They put a Maglev (magnetic levitating) train in to take people from the airport to the center of the city - capable of speeds over 300 mph.

From the average temperatures I assumed the roof would be closed. Would be nice to see it in action.

Anyone else going?
 

Phil

Hall of Fame
West Coast Ace said:
Actually the whole city of Shanghai is supposed to be China's monument to modern living. They put a Maglev (magnetic levitating) train in to take people from the airport to the center of the city - capable of speeds over 300 mph.

From the average temperatures I assumed the roof would be closed. Would be nice to see it in action.

Anyone else going?
Shanghai is still third world, but getting "there". No matter how many glittering new skyscrapers are built, the attitudes are still that of a third world country. That won't change for awhile. People ride motorcycles and scooters on the sidewalk, spit all over the place, and the service at so-called good restaurants is normally abysmal. But, if you stay in the Sheraton or Westin, you won't see much of that in that neighborhood...
 
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