What may have been quite clear for Manchester City supporters was now also announced by the Construction Industry Training Board. The stadium is among 5 buildings celebrated as the best of English building industry.
Etihad Stadium in Manchester has been named one of new landmarks among English buildings. The selection was made by the public Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), who are now seeking workers building the stadium to honour them.
Manchester’s most modern stadium was honoured for its influence on the landscape of the city. A CITB spokesman praised the stadium’s design. He said: “Its elegant roller-coaster roof design and cable net system can be seen from miles around and shows off the best of British building. Its design enables access for all, it’s an inclusive building for everyone.”
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The stadium’s masts rise well above surrounding buildings, reaching a maximum height of 75 meters. Although the stadium’s current shape is subject to change within months, this didn’t affect the selection. Etihad Stadium’s south end is being expanded by over 6,000 seats at the moment and the new shape of the stadium will be less harmonious once delivered.
Etihad Stadium is one of five selected buildings across England. The others are: The Gherkin (office tower, London), Library of Birmingham, First Direct Arena (indoor hall, Leeds) and The Sage Gateshead (concert hall, Gateshead/Newcastle).