According to Odebrecht, construction company in charge of the project, 70.12% of the Corinthians Arena in São Paulo has been finished. It has been 22 months since construction works began at the stage of the 2014 World Cup opening match and the stadium shall be delivered by December 2013. One of the main endeavours that stand out at the building site currently is the assembly of the metal structures of the west side of the stadium's roof, which should be concluded by the end of April.
The super crane, able to lift 1.5 thousand tons has already been used to put up four of the 10 modules that will make up the main structure of the west side roof. Each 75 metre long part weighs on average 120 tons. On the east side, all modules have been assembled. The glass of the stadium's external façade of the east building is being assembled. The building is almost 170 metres long and 20 metres high. In addition, the metal structures for the glass skins on the west façades are being put up.
The digging work for laying down the pitch has been concluded and now, workers are preparing the ground to start assembling the piping for the pitch's drainage and cooling system. The pace of finishing related services has also been stepped up in several internal and external areas, like the toilets, shop space, floorboards, walls and boxes. The internal electrical, water, sewage and air conditioning systems are also being installed. Currently, there are 1,230 professionals working at the building site.
In addition to the World Cup opening match, the stadium will be the stage of another five games, including one of the semi-finals.