Olympic Coverage

Twin domes made of nickel-containing stainless steel the place to meet at the Vancouver Olympics

Dean Jobb - June 01, 2010

Stainless Dome

One of the high-profile venues at the 2010 Vancouver Olympics never hosted an athletic event and yet GE Plaza’s gleaming stainless steel domes were the focus of the redesigned Robson Square outdoor ice-skating rink that became a gathering place during the recent Winter Games.

The domes – a pair of 18-by-12-metre oval structures with tubular, triangle-shaped ribs that frame glass inserts – are suspended above each end of the rink  surface like giant turtle shells, reflecting the sunlight and cast in spotlights for night time events.

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