Why did the roof collapse?
Oh BC Place...why oh why. You were a great home to many an event.
It seems as though the roof reached critical mass when 15 tons of snow fell on it in a 1 hour period. A record for Vancouver and for BC. Oh well. The canucks will still win.
B.C. Place Covered Stadium
Studio Phillips Barrett, Architect
Teflon-coated Fiberglas air-supported roof supported by
steel cables and concrete/steel perimeter compression ring
Span: 195m x 236m
Capacity: 60,000 seats; exhibitions, sports, conventions
Cost: $111.4 million Canadian