It cannot be used if there is more than three centimetres of snow on top of it.
Montreal olympic stadium roof problems.
The big o s roof has been plagued with problems ever since it was constructed for the 1976 olympic games.
It was recently revealed that workers at the stadium have had to repair nearly 7 500 tears in the roof since 2007.
The cost overruns can be blamed on every decision that went into this project.
Around 70 per cent of the roof is held by the tower.
In the winter of the next year that roof tore under a heavy snow load sending a small avalanche of ice cascading on to workers preparing for a motor show.
Built in the mid 1970s as the main venue for the 1976 summer olympics it is nicknamed the big o a reference to both its name and to the doughnut shape of the permanent component of the stadium s roof.
There are some stadiums where there is tension from the top but the way the olympic stadium is built it is inclined not for esthetics it is inclined because it holds the roof he explained.
The quebec government has committed to a new 250 million roof for montreal s olympic stadium by 2023.
After announcing that montreal s olympic stadium will be getting a new 200 300 million dollar roof in time for the world renowned soccer tournament montrealers were having trouble justifying why anyone.
Dismantling montreal s olympic stadium would be foolish says man in charge.
Stade olympique is a multi purpose stadium in montreal canada located at olympic park in the hochelaga maisonneuve district of the city.
Ah the never ending saga of montreal s olympic stadium.
Montrealers have strong reaction to olympic stadium roof renovations.
Thirty years after its initial construction the stadium s 541 foot tower has been revamped both inside and out as it hosts new offices for desjardins accèsd.
With radio canada reporting in may it had torn 677 times over the last year and 7 453 times over the past 10 years.
Amidst the announcement of a new roof the tower s renovation included the removal of concrete panels that covered a large section of the tower s outer walls that were replaced with 580 self cleaning floor to ceiling windows.
During what could be a joyous occasion the prospect of hosting games for the 2026 fifa world cup montrealers took to twitter to voice their displeasure.
The technical ring and stadium holds maybe 30 per cent.
Montreal s iconic olympic stadium is sporting a new look.
Montrealers have been dealing with the stadium s problematic roof for years.