Seminar - Tim Wilkinson - The new steel roof at Southern Cross Railway Station Melbourne
Wednesday 23 August 2006, 1.10 - 1.50 pm
Civil Engineering Lecture Theatre 3
With its striking visual appearance, the redeveloped Spencer Street (Southern Cross) Station in Melbourne, Australia is now a distinctive landmark and a world-class transport facility, and opened in early 2006. Through a sequence of staged deliveries, the station remained fully operational throughout the construction phase. The new station brings together the best elements of a modern, international-style station, creating a user-friendly facility that will be comfortable, convenient and safe for passengers. This paper describes the design and construction of the unique and innovative domed tubular roof structure, comprised of spine trusses along the platforms and long span arches across multiple railway lines.
This is a presentation of a paper written by Peter Skene of Leightons Contractors and Rob DiBlase of Winward Structures. It will be presented at the 11th International Symposium on Tubular Structures by Tim Wilkinson, in Quebec Canada, in September 2006.