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    Stadium pinwheel roof - GIF

    Pinwheel roof of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.




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    How big is the opening?

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    According to this article,
    It measures 14 acres, including the approximately 2 1/2-acre retractable portion, which currently is in the open position.

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    This video explains some of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ralphxyz View Post
    How big is the opening?

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    Easy-peasy, assuming the 2.4 acre opening is a correct value:
    https://www.omnicalculator.com/math/octagon

    ("Prosthetic Math Brain" for the rest of us, who simply aren't wired as Marv,
    and in Imperial units for the yet Non-Metricated patients here )

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    snazzy !! hmm I should make one of those!!!



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