Waterfront Stadium B/S Exposed

Are the Waterfront people Cheating?

I think so and here is why.

Here is a photo supplied to the NZ Herald depicting the Stadium from the Marsden Wharf end.

Note the height of the Container cranes shown in the picture on Bledisloe Wharf particularly the boom height. According to Axis Intermodel those cranes are; 40/70 tonne Noell(on B3), 40 tonne Paceco (on B2 and B3) and 35/50 tonne Liebherr Harbour mobile.

Container Cranes of those dimensions are capable of lifting those maximums up to seventeen containers wide to a height of 30.5m above wharf level.

The light standards that illuminate the wharf area are also 30m in height.

The designers of the stadium state that it will be 37m high.

As you can see the Stadium is at the same height as the booms in the above picture and below the light standards in the picture to the right.

I have taken the liberty of showing approximations of those heights in two images.

One a close up showing the height of 30m as opposed to 37m and the second showing the Marsden image with the new height applied. Of interest is the Union House building in both media supplied pictures that has the criss-cross framing. This building is 43m tall to the top of the frame.

So it looks like Mallard and his designer pals are using smoke and mirrors to deceive us all.

The final joke of it all is that the image and designs that the Auckland City Council displays for us to decide upon are all lies as well.

As you can see from my last image which has an overlay of their image over the view from Google Earth the design fits perfectly with Bledisloe Wharf not the propsed site.

So from the proponents of the Waterfront Site we have lies, obfuscations, poorly designed graphic images and costings that don't come close to reality.

Do we really want a Stadium built upon such falsehoods?

I certainly don't…the sad thing is that it took me a couple of hours to pull all this together from publicly available information and the Mainstream Media haven't even come close to this.

NOTE: All pictures link to larger versions.

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