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Melbourne’s Rectangular Stadium Takes Shape

Following in the footsteps of the city’s Federation Square, Melbourne’s skyline is changing once more with the Rectangluar Stadium’s bio-frame roof beams being installed. The 31,000-capacity stadium, with a $268 million price tag is expected to generate around $775 million in benefits for construction and associated industries. “Anybody driving or walking the area can really […]



BY jesse

March 10th, 2009


Following in the footsteps of the city’s Federation Square, Melbourne’s skyline is changing once more with the Rectangluar Stadium’s bio-frame roof beams being installed.

The 31,000-capacity stadium, with a $268 million price tag is expected to generate around $775 million in benefits for construction and associated industries.

“Anybody driving or walking the area can really see the stadium’s bio-frame roof coming together. This stadium is not only going to be an excellent sporting arena, it’s also going to stand out as something unique on Melbourne’s skyline,” said Major Projects Minister, Tim Pallas, in a recent statement.

“The bio-frame’s lightweight support structure enables a better use of internal space and will require about 50 per cent less steel than a typical roof structure,” he said.

“The stadium will also feature a world-class playing surface and player’s facilities as well as an associated sports campus with medical facilities and administration offices.”

The project is due for completion in 2010

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