About the Sydney Olympic Stadium
- The roof is translucent, so it allows for extensive natural lighting and also reduces glare and shadow on the field. Less electricity is needed, and conditions are ideal for daytime TV broadcasts.
- The slope of the roof provides sun and rain protection without creating the claustrophobic feel of a fully enclosed dome. Moreover, the sloping roof optimizes the acoustics.
- The stadium offers natural ventilation, without using fans, air conditioning or other mechanical devices.
- Further energy conservation is provided by gas fired co-generators which backup the electrical supply.
- Rainwater is recycled for flushing toilets. Water-saving devices are installed throughout the facility.
- The stadium environment is ideal for turf growth.
However, when the Olympic Torch was passed through the crowds and the cauldron carrying the Olympic Flame rose up above a towering waterfall, it's likely that many people thought the Sydney Olympic Stadium was spectacular.
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