Suspended Catenary Cable Roof of Oklahoma State Fair Arena

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Title: Suspended Catenary Cable Roof of Oklahoma State Fair Arena

Author(s): Jack L. Scott, Kenneth K. O’Malley, and Harvey G. Gulley

Publication: Journal Proceedings

Volume: 62

Issue: 4

Appears on pages(s): 385-402

Keywords: arena, catenary action, construction, roof

Date: 4/1/1965

Abstract:
Describes the design and construction of the suspended catenary roof and supporting structure. The roof system is suspended on a 10-ft grid from an elliptical compression ring 68 ft above the arena floor.