The Science of Sports and Entertainment: Supporting the Roof
Walk past the construction site of the New Arena at Seattle Center and you’ll see the historic 1962 World’s Fair roof floating in mid-air, but there’s no magic going on here. So how exactly does the 44-million-pound roof remain intact, in the heart of Seattle Center, while a brand-new arena is constructed underneath? Join our panelists as we take a deep dive into the engineering and science behind holding up the iconic roof that NHL Seattle fans will call home.
- Steve Hofmeister, Thorton Tomasetti, Managing Principal
- Elliott Veazey, CAA Icon, Senior Director
- Brent Leiter, Mortenson Construction, Project Executive
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