VANCOUVER — The transformation of BC Place, one of British Columbia’s iconic pieces of architecture, is barely half-complete.
From the outside, the grey lidless bowl with its trademark marshmallow roof now a distant memory sits in the middle of a jumble of construction material, looking like a worn crown with only half its spires.
Inside, the bowl is organized confusion as workers do a series of delicate dances, avoiding swinging masts and the ubiquitous forklifts that carry and shove and stack the materials meant to transform an ugly 27-year-old duckling into a new swan.
But an image is shaping up for Vancouverites of what their beloved stadium will look like when construction that includes retractable-roof is finished next summer as it gets ready to host the 99th Canadian Football League Grey Cup.
On Friday The Vancouver Sun and Global TV were given the first tour of the construction zone by PavCo officials who are more than halfway through the $563 million refit of the stadium…
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Written by: Jeff Lee
Date: October 24, 2010