The architectural firm that designed Cowboys Stadium is exploring any number of possible preventative measures against snow and ice building on the stadium’s roof, after several workers were injured by falling ice in the week leading up to Super Bowl XLV.
HKS Architects has been asked by the Dallas Cowboys to look into ways that the stadium’s roof might be safeguarded against damage, as well as such dangerous buildups of snow and ice as was seen during Super Bowl week. The roof suffered no structural damage in the winter storm two weeks ago, but did sustain some minor surface and gutter damage.
Cowboys’ spokesman Brett Daniels said that this damage is currently being repaired.
"The fact that the roof held up is a good thing," Arlington Fire Chief Don Crowson said, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "I don't think it's a design flaw. It's Mother Nature. You dump 6 or 7 inches of snow on anything and you are going to have problems."
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