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Popular Mechanics
POSTED 08.26.2016
Arthur Ashe Stadium before the addition of the retractable roof.
Sports Illustrated
POSTED 08.19.2016
The Billie Jean King National Tennis Center got a makeover for this year's U.S. Open featuring various changes to the grounds and marquee stadiums.
Architects Newspaper
POSTED 08.03.2016
The Arthur Ashe Stadium at the U.S. Tennis Association (USTA) Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens today unveiled its new retractable roof as well as numerous changes and additions to the tennis complex. Finished in time for this year’s US Open on August 29, the roof and master planning of the rejuvenated site was served up by Detroit-based firm ROSSETTI.
Press Release
POSTED 08.01.2016
Not only is the complexity of the retractable roof over Arthur Ashe Stadium impressive, so are the numbers! Each of the roof's two retractable panels weigh one million pounds and move at a rate of 25 feet per second, resulting in a closed roof in about 7 minutes. The roof's total size is the equivalent to the surface area of 17 Olympic sized swimming pools and at it's highest point, Arthur Ashe Stadium is now 55 feet taller than the Statue of Liberty.
Architectural Digest
POSTED 07.22.2016
The $150 million addition can close in less than ten minutes, making weather delays a thing of the past