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  1. The outdoor flame is being built on top of The Swedish Touch
  2. First they will have to do a test run of the Flame. This isn't a time for fearless engineering or acting like a theoretical technician. The Flame will have to be tested to make sure it doesn't stress the roof. Water cooled or not, you're still dealing with a lot of heat and fumes. It's gonna be mighty hot and stinky in there. It's going to be a tiny flame, mabey a foot high at most
  3. Short of the Roof blowing up, here's a comparison of how BC Place stacks up against the new Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas: Features of new Cowboys Stadium: - Retractable roof that opens to replicate Texas Stadium's roof so that God can peer down from heaven and watch his favorite team the BC Lions - $1.1 billion dollars (Stadium alone) - 80,000 permanent seats, expandable to 100,000 through terraces and temporary seating - 2.3 million square feet - 4 seating tiers and 4 levels of luxury suites - dual 50 foot tall x 180 foot wide jumbotrons as well as two 23 x 48 boards facing each endzone - Retractable roof that opens to replicate Texas Stadium's roof - supported by two 1,290 foot arches - 120 foot tall, by 80 foot wide retracting glass walls that will feature 10 panels at each end of the stadium - Retracting glass panels between roof and stands for extra ventilation or completely enclosed modes - Glass and limestone exterior - Two large exterior video screens - New Cowboys ring of honor - 1,600 restrooms (many reversible to gender) - 286 concession areas and 23 bars or lounges - 15,000 club seats (huge amount) - Field level suites with exclusive content and access to team - FieldTurf surface (no surprise, Jerry loves it) That's right, 1,600 washrooms in the new Cowboys Stadium. BC Place after renovations will have only 72 washrooms, 66 for women and 6 for men.
  4. Barron-Pierre your Avatar shows something blowing up... What the hell is that? an atomic bomb?
  5. It's all BULLSHIT; Aquilini is now denying any interest in this. Backpedaling. Gimme a break. What is still up in the air is who owns the Canucks; Gaglardi and Beatty have taken their ownership lawsuit to the Supreme Court of Canada
  6. Taylor is damn good looking and a lot nicer than Christina Aguilera that's for sure Just ask the good folks at Le Soleil Hotel that had to put up with Christina's temper tantrum in 2001
  7. She's the hottest singer in music today! Taylor Swift should be appearing in Vancouver for the Olympics! She's a lot better looking than a lot of other useless Canadian acts that will be here. Funny how she gets a full hour of coverage on NBC's Dateline but complete ignorance from VANOC: http://www.news1130.com/news/entertainment...tent=e142946224
  8. and the Flame will be burning at 4000 degrees? might get a little hot in there
  9. Very interesting story in The Province page A 45 about Aquilini readying an offer to buy the Indiana Pacers and move them here. I'd suggest Aquilini spend less time worrying about his NBA aspirations and spend more effort finding what forwards he can get for getting rid of Luongo.
  10. Roberto Luongo Get your No Good Ass out of Vancouver!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The way you blew the last game against the Black Hawks and knocked the Canucks out of the series is disgraceful. Giving up 4 goals on 9 shots in the last period! An Old Lady could've played better! And to think that you could be considered for starting goalie for Canada in 2010? Crazy! Trade this useless ---- and get some scoring talent into Vancouver!!! And Yzerman don't put Luongo in as Canada's goalie. He will blow it. And while you're at it Mr. Gillis, you can fire Alain's No Good Ass too. And as for you Mr. X / X2 / Nitronuts, you're wrong about the NHL playing games during the Olympics. The NHL shuts down for 3 weeks during the Olympics so their damn players can play. Not make sense to you? Of course not. One thing you and JLousa have in common: you both have your heads up your asses
  11. Taylor Swift smashing her guitar on the floor
  12. Why the hell don't you all stop attacking me and address the issues.
  13. Correct. And with that in mind, suggest why John Furlong isn't talking to the media about this. He's the head of VANOC. Why doesn't he say something intelligent about this situation? You can't have people running Roof operations that aren't properly trained and in the eyes of the regulating agency, they ain't. Fact. Call a spade a spade. We spend a billion dollars on the brand new Convention center and a pipe bursts flooding two floors and sending thousands of conventioneers scurrying onto the streets of Vancouver. Also run by Pavilion Corporation which operates BC Place. Orangevest is nowhere to be heard. Probably hiding. Working extra hours at the City of Vancouver to be able to pay for that nice juicy steak he owes me for losing the bet on the Roof.
  14. Add to this the people in charge of BC Place's roof are apparently unqualified in the eyes of the Workers Compensation Board. There's a deadline of May 11. After that BC Place could legally be shut down due to safety hazards.
  15. This article indicates the Roof staff at BC Place may not be properly trained. This is inexcusable so close to the Olympics. The Premier should resign over this, and I'd also like to know why Furlong isn't talking: http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/News/local/2009/...296871-sun.html The president of the provincial Crown corporation that operates Vancouver's Olympic stadium claims workers are properly trained. But Warren Buckley told 24 hours he won't dispute a WorkSafeBC investigation that said otherwise. "Anything that comes from a credible agency like WorkSafeBC, who we work very closely with, we're going to address," he said. On April 9, a WorkSafeBC officer reported B.C. Pavilion Corporation was violating the Workers' Compensation Act because B.C. Place Stadium roof control workers lacked adequate training, instruction and supervision. The report concluded the health and safety of workers at the dome was at risk and issued a May 11 deadline for proof of compliance. Buckley said Pavco is in discussions with WorkSafe BC to resolve the deficiencies. "I have absolutely no intent, on the basis of what I see now, of changing anyone," Buckley said. "I think the control room operators are properly trained. They're professional in what they do, they work closely with a group of supervisors who are as equally well trained." B.C. Place is the site of the 2010 opening and closing ceremonies. VANOC CEO John Furlong did not respond to an interview request, but vice-president of communications Renee Smith-Valade said "VANOC has every confidence that B.C. Place will serve as a safe, extraordinary venue."
  16. The Roof collapse at the Dallas Cowboys practice facility could happen to the teflon dome of BC Place. The Roof is in bad bad shape and there's question as to whether the roof staff have proper training as was reported in the media last week. Especially if they're stupid enough to light an Olympic Flame inside: http://abcnews.go.com/Sports/wireStory?id=7489956
  17. So in other words, the worry for 2010 is not BBBBBBBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! but rather SNORT SNORT SNORT
  18. Human to human spread confirmed in BC: http://www.cbc.ca/canada/british-columbia/...flu-spread.html
  19. Mexico has 90 million people, most of them poor; Vancouver about 2 million people, most of them rich. What's your point?
  20. BC Place to have Ribbon Projection screen circle the upper ring much like GM Place now has, 107 new commercial grade LCD monitors and 55 stainless steel bar fridges. Invitation to tender this work posted on BC Bid: BC PAVILION CORPORATION (PAVCO) REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL FOR THE SUPPLY AND INSTALLATION OF LED BOARDS INCLUDING APPROXIMATELY 1700 LINEAL FEET OF RIBBON BOARD AND APPROXIMATELY 800 LINEAL FEET OF SIDELINE LED BOARDS, AS MORE ADEQUATELY DESCRIBED IN THE RFP. PavCo, the BC Pavilion Corporation, is a crown corporation of the Province of British Columbia that owns and operates BC Place Stadium. B.C. Pavilion Corporation (PavCo), the Province of British Columbia (the Province) and the City of Vancouver (the City) have recently taken a number of actions and made a number of commitments in connection with a substantial refurbishment/improvement of B.C. Place Stadium (the Upgrade Project). The LED Boards are one component of this process. Request for Proposal documents and instructions are attached to this Bid Notice. Another bid for 107 commercial grade LCD Flat Screens: BC Place would like to extend an Invitation to Quote to all suppliers who are interested in providing pricing on the supply of 107 commercial grade LCD flat screen monitors. Details: - must include RS232 jack - HDMI capable - Qty: 46 - 42" to 48" monitors (not to exceed 48") - Qty: 61 - 40" monitors Posting Date: 24 April 2009 Closing Date: 14:00 - 01 May 2009 and new Concessions: BC Place would like to extend an Invitation to Quote to all suppliers who are interested in providing pricing on the supply of 55 entirely stainless steel bar fridges. Details: - Frost free - Completely stainless steel - H: under 36" x W: 20 - 24" x D: 20 - 24" - Reversible door swing - Energy Star rated - 4.4 to 6.0 cubic feet Posting Date: 24 April 2009 Closing Date: 14:00 - 01 May 2009
  21. If Swine Flu gets out of control and becomes a pandemic, how can we expect the 2010 Olympics to go ahead with tens of thousands of visitors, media and athletes?
  22. The Roof is next to collapse! Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha! Vancouver's $900M convention centre flooded by broken pipe Last Updated: Monday, April 27, 2009 | 1:16 PM PT Comments73Recommend55CBC News A water leak at Vancouver's new convention centre has flooded two levels of the mammoth building, damaging the flooring and forcing 1,000 delegates of a Public Service Alliance of Canada convention out onto the street. The PSAC convention was supposed to be just the second event at the new convention centre, but just before the annual meeting kicked off Monday morning, the delegates got an unwelcome surprise. Organizer Jeannie Baldwin told CBC News a sprinkler pipe burst and water began spraying out of the ceiling. "There's water just pouring out the ceilings, literally, just pouring out of the ceilings on the first floor, and it's going onto all of our electrical, so it's pretty dangerous in there," said Baldwin, a regional vice president with PSAC. "So, we thought the best thing to do was pull all of our delegates outside until a decision was made." Early reports are that two floors of the building were damaged and several meeting rooms will now need repairs, but there is no word yet on how much repairs will cost or how long they'll take. One worker said the damaged flooring may have to be replaced. In the meantime, convention delegates have been told to return to their hotels and come back at 2 p.m. PT for an update. The Vancouver Convention Centre was opened earlier this month at a cost of nearly $900 million, and is slated to be the main international press centre and broadcast facility during the upcoming 2010 Winter Games in February.
  23. The New Convention Center has had a water main break and two floors are flooded. No word whether people attending the conventions are getting all wet. Imagine this happens to the Broadcast Center during 2010. That place should get a Retractable Roof. Then more things can go wrong. This is what A Billion Dollars buys you. All the carpeting will have to be replaced. People are getting all wet. More to come...
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