A translu­cent roof that closes like a cam­era

MERCEDES-BENZ STA­DIUM ROOF HOK + AMB GROUP

Popular Science - - BEST OF WHAT’S NEW 2017 -

Eight 500-ton steel-boned “petals” sit above the main seat­ing bowl in At­lanta’s new­est sta­dium. Cov­ered in a durable translu­cent fab­ric, the petals un­furl 200 feet over the field, shield­ing fans and play­ers from in­clement weather, open­ing or shut­ting like a cam­era aper­ture in as quick as nine min­utes.

By Mary Beth Griggs and An­drew Rosen­blum

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