It describes what it really took to get the enormously controversial, Cape Town Stadium built, now poised for the 2010 World Cup, that begins in a few weeks time

“BUILDING THE CAPE TOWN STADIUM CAME WITH SHOVELS OF GOOD INTENTIONS , A BIG TICKING CLOCK , BACK-ROOM LOBBYING , PUBLIC ARM WRESTLING , HEAVY NEGOTIATION
& COMPROMISE”

Cover Photograph by Soren W ©

“The cool simplicity of the stadium’s form belies the fiery trail

it followed into existence. This book describes the process of

its formation by those who have been intimately involved

and brings together the often contradictory views.

The stadium belongs to the people of Cape Town – its making

is legendary, its impact still to be felt. It is too early to talk

about the legacy it will leave behind: it has to be lived in and

with and alongside.”

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Some of those in the book who spill the beans are:
Dr Henri Comrie, Thomas Moschner, Sigi Naidoo, Roman Hollenstein, Robert Hormes, Richard Smit, Richard Mathieson, Richard Goldschmidt, Ray Gamble, Ray Gamble, Purshoth Chetty, Prof. Fabio Todeschini, Prof. David dewar, Pieter Cronje, Piet Louw, Morne du Plessis, Mike Marsden, Martin Kruger, Mark Behrmann, Marion Sabol, Louis Karol, Leon F Krige, Khalied Jacobs, Ken Webster, Johan Van Papendorp, Jeremy Rose, Ian Sutherland, Henning Rasmuss, Henning Rasmuss, Hein Stander, Gerrit Bastiaanse, Gabs Pather, Dr Roman Hollenstein, Dr Laurine Plntzky, Dennis Foster, Darrtk Pryce-Lewis, Dan Plato, Colin Sindle, Christian Schlogl, Cathrine Slessor, Catherine Slessor, Carolyn Helefenstein, Brian Richardson, Brian Homann, Bev Mitchell, Andrew Fanton, Andre Lambrechts, Amalie Comrie, Allan Twine + the list of all the workers force’s names

Roll Credits………

Point Architects Group with out whom this book would not have happened (They footed the bills)
They are:
Comrie Wilkinson (Cape) Architects & Urban Designers
[+27 (0)21 423 9224]

Jakupa Architects & Urban Designers
[+27 (0)21 4621 824]

Munnik Visser Architects
Paragon Architects

The book is packed with stunning sketches, drawings, photographs & diagrams

Photography by:
Terry February
Esthe Pretorius
Henning Rasmuss
Bruce Sutherland
Leon Krige
Odette Herbert

Design & layout: Erika Koutny
The book layout & design is seriously sophisticated & beautiful – a work of art
Very much an extension of the Stadium in question – not surprising really considering who the editors are! [All intimately involved with the stadium architecture and urban design]

Editorial Team: Bettina Andrag
Henri Comrie, Khalied Jacobs, Gabs Pather, Henning Rasmuss, Ken Webster

It’s bloody marvellous what was accomplished!
And in such a short time & especially given what the book reveals, from the key people involved & the obstacles that had to be resolved behind the scenes
CONGRATULATIONS to all of you!
Ever so well done bokkies
[Dudes – Afrikaans, colloquial South African]

You Can order the book!

Title: Cape Town Stadium – Between The Lines
ISBN: 978-1-920-424-09-1
Published by Griffel Media, Cape Town
Contact them to order
+ 27 (0)21 465 0025
info@griffel.co.za
Cost: R228

LINKKalahari – buy the book online

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What were the issues that had to be dealt with to get the project from concept to paper to the finished building?

A book is about to be launched that tells the amazing story of the process of building the 2010 Cape Town Stadium.

Watch this space and the Media, twitter & facebook for the launch date & what the book is called.

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Architect and Editor Bettina Andrag had the daunting task of pulling the whole thing together- no mean feet given the number of people involved putting together the amazing diagrams, drawings sketches and photographs. This book will be the quintessential document on all there is to know about the new iconic building that now appears on the Cape Town City sky line – Your going to have to buy a copy so that you can speak as an insider at dinner parties and the office kitchen [pause area]

Some of those in the book who spill the beans are:
Dr Henri Comrie, Thomas Moschner, Sigi Naidoo, Roman Hollenstein, Rober Hormes, Richard Smit, Richard Mathieson, Richard Goldschmidt, Ray Gamble, Ray Gamble, Purshoth Chetty, Prof. Fabio Todeschini, Prof. David dewar, Pieter Cronje, Piet Louw, Morne du Plessis, Mike Marsden, Martin Kruger, Mark Behrmann, Marion Sabol, Louis Karol, Leon F Krige, Khalied Jacobs, Ken Webster, Johan Van Papendorp, Jeremy Rose, Ian Sutherland, Henning Rasmuss, Henning Rasmuss, Hein Stander, Gerrit Bastiaanse, Gabs Pather, Dr Roman Hollenstein, Dr Laurine Plntzky, Dennis Foster, Darrtk Pryce-Lewis, Dan Plato, Colin Sindle, Christian Schlogl, Cathrine Slessor, Catherine Slessor, Carolyn Helefenstein, Brian Richardson, Brian Homann, Bev Mitchell, Andrew Fanton, Andre Lambrechts, Amalie Comrie, Allan Twine + the list of all the workers force’s names

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south view

[posted 15Nov09]

The building is very photogenic & close up it’s impressive – Green Point stadium, 68K seater – R4.7 billion to build, very controversial – And from Milnerton its way too big [was told that FIFA are paying most of it – by most esteemed cape town council official]

To enlarge any image click on it & to return to thumbnails use the back arrow

I recommend you look at the workers images who have spent over 2 years building the massive structure – there’s a glint in their eye – I think they feel proud of what they have created – swaggerists – init

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lots of guys hanging from ropes mountaineers at the buildings face - loads of climbing gear attached to them [image:Odette Herbert]..luckily the ledge is wide enough to sit on..one of the high flyers that bolt the building together hanging from a rope..bolting the material to the building outer metal frame..the wizkid architect - very nice bloke - very calm
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testing testing - eeish.....never enough poly filler..has to be 50 metres from the ground - its uncomfortably steep to the bottom, up at the top of the stadium - magnificent view though - inward, can't see table mountain behind me
OH00151..rock climbers put finishing touches to metal paint work..lunch time - everyone on site rests - its all seriously strenuous work
in the rafters [roof has 9,000 glass panels covering 37 000 sq.metres] image:Odette Herbert..baby grass - fifa said it wasn't green enough for TV - rip it up start again..OH122997

paint touch up team..seating plastic removal team ..not sure what these men are doing material is still to be bolted down by men in orange

suspended by ropes - i think this man was part of the paint touch up team come rain or shine

he was surprised i wanted to take his photo - i really wanted to acknowledge the work force - visit was too rushed..such charming young men on site all beavering away..the stone mason who moved out of the way when a group of journalists filled the place he was working in..liked the black tie preventing anyone from invading the pitch to get to the other side and damaging the juvenile grass I noticed a plastic bag on the pitch which was speedily removed..this delightful man is the pitch security - to keep people off the grass - its off bounds to everyone

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this was our safety officer - a nightmare to get jounalists to cooperate and not to wonder off and to keep up [image:Odette Herbert]..this man works all day suspended from a rope - he's weighed down by climbing gear..local photographers & reporters, journalists local and from france and BBC team making a documentary on sport ..grey day at the coliseum [latin for colossal?]..staircase to footy heaven only for the alleged footy aristocracy. eeish!
main entrance looks jolly smart
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LINK Cape Town stadium dedicated hub – of posts from various sites featuring Odette Herbert’s stadium photography [Feb 2010]

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A one stop stadium images spot!
At least that’s what I’m attempting to do
All my Cape Town stadium posts, from all my various sites, onto this dedicated site – so you don’t have to go all over the place to see them
Not sure if I’m going to see this project through – time constraints and really maddening behind the scenes html code protocols! Which even the geeks can’t crack!

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Cape Town stadium North East side under construction, June 2009
Photography byOdette Herbert

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