SkyDome construction

This is what the SkyDome looked like when it was under construction

The SkyDome is a central figure on the city's skyline and its most identifiable object when photographed from space. It officially opened back on June 3 1989.

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

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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

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

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

Lead photo by

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