SkyDome Birth Toronto

A look back at the birth of the SkyDome

The SkyDome - or Rogers Centre as it's now officially known - is a central figure on the city's skyline and its most identifiable object when photographed from space (see below). It officially opened back on June 3 1989.

Here's a photographic look back at its construction and opening.

PHOTOS

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The Railway Lands pre-SkyDome

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Under construction from the CN Tower. Photo by ~EvidencE~

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Photo by cliffordstead

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SkyDome steel work

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Image via the Stadium Page

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Ad for SkyDome in 1988

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Almost Done. Photo via the Toronto Archives

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Done! SkyDome postcard from 1990

Today

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Photo by Somewhere in Toronto

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Photo via the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center

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Photo by Dmao11

VIDEO

Check out this timelapse of the construction of the SkyDome, which also features some awesome sequences of the first tests on the moving roof.


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