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.
The Railway Lands pre-SkyDome
Under construction from the CN Tower. Photo by ~EvidencE~
Photo by cliffordstead
SkyDome steel work
Image via the Stadium Page
Ad for SkyDome in 1988
Almost Done. Photo via the Toronto Archives
Done! SkyDome postcard from 1990
Photo by Somewhere in Toronto
Photo via the Image Science & Analysis Laboratory, NASA Johnson Space Center
Photo by Dmao11
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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