Olympic Stadium in Montreal (Canada) - prepared for 1976 Summer Olympics
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Date of build
1976 - completion of construction
Before each match, the stadium plays the Canadian and American anthems.
The tower is only one foot higher than the Washington Monument and is tilted by 45 °. It is the highest inclined structure in the world. It weighs over 8,000 tons, and its foundations are dug 92 meters underground.
In the summer of 1991, the stadium was closed, after a 55-tonne concrete beam fell and crashed on the aisle. Forcing the local Expos team to play the last 13 home matches away.
In 1986, engineers were forced to change the roofing system from concrete to steel. A year later, 18 500 m2 of 50 tons roof area, orange and silver, bulletproof synthetic fiber were finally covered.
The roof raised by 26 steel cables was designed to make up the adjacent tower, just like an umbrella. The opening took about 25 minutes and it could not take place in the wind above 25 miles per hour. Due to mechanical defects, the roof, which costs 700 thousand dollars in one-year maintenance, did not open.
The roof has been completely closed for several seasons, eventually in the spring of 1998 the orange roof was replaced with a costly $ 26 million opaque blue Teflon roof.
The roof was resistant even to the coldest.
You can get to the viewing platform located on the top of the tower within 2 minutes with a special 90-person cable car.
Official website: http://parcolympique.qc.ca/en/the-park/olympic-stadium/