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Pontiac Silverdome – Pontiac, Michigan, U.S.

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Building: Pontiac Silverdome
Location: 1200 Featherstone Road, Pontiac, Michigan 48342
Completion Date: December 6, 1975
Estimated Cost: $55.7 million ($220 million 2010)
Structural Engineer: Geiger Engineers, David H. Geiger

AE Interests: first “permanent” low profile air-supported fabric roof to cover a stadium (very innovative)
Note: roof collapses in 2010 due to heavy snow storm

Written by Pilar Guerrero

January 31, 2011 at 2:36 pm

Posted in Built

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