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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby robotlollipop » April 19th, 2013, 3:41 am

MotorCity2TwinCities wrote:
Please, please, please let the stadium be a more traditional design. I feel this is more intimidating to visiting teams, rather than some abstract, new age design that Minneapolis seems to be known for. It seems ridiculous to spend millions of dollars on something that will look more like we are into art rather than sports.
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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby dmdhashw » April 19th, 2013, 7:13 am

So, we should stick with the Metrodome then? That'll show'em we really mean business!

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby nasa35 » April 19th, 2013, 7:22 am

It's okay to have an opinion people.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby RailBaronYarr » April 19th, 2013, 9:40 am

nasa35 wrote:It's okay to have an opinion people.
Unless it's one that likes all this 6-story crap we all call 'infill,' right? :)

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Nathan » April 19th, 2013, 9:47 am

lap99 wrote:Please, please, please let the stadium be a more traditional design. I feel this is more intimidating to visiting teams, rather than some abstract, new age design that Minneapolis seems to be known for. It seems ridiculous to spend millions of dollars on something that will look more like we are into art rather than sports.
Because the Colosseum in Rome was Traditional, no, it was a masterpiece of craft, art, and ingenuity of the time, and that's what made it intimidating. Relying on old hat is not intimidating in anyway to me.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby nasa35 » April 19th, 2013, 9:54 am

RailBaronYarr wrote:
nasa35 wrote:It's okay to have an opinion people.
Unless it's one that likes all this 6-story crap we all call 'infill,' right? :)
Exactly! ;)

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby fehler » April 19th, 2013, 10:07 am

What could be more intimidating than a clear glass roof being pelted with 10-12 inches of snow, on the verge of collapse?

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby nasa35 » April 19th, 2013, 10:11 am

fehler wrote:What could be more intimidating than a clear glass roof being pelted with 10-12 inches of snow, on the verge of collapse?
:lol:

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby John » April 19th, 2013, 10:44 am

HKS did a beautiful job with designing the American Airlines Center arena in Dallas with its art deco facade. It's quite authentic and high quality so it doesn't have that artificial look of block E. If they did something like that for our stadium ( i.e. maybe recalling the Armory) , It could be very attractive.
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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby mullen » April 19th, 2013, 11:07 am

well they essentially already did that with lucas oil stadium...so no i don't want a knock-off of lucas oil.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Garrett » April 19th, 2013, 11:10 am

^^^ That is beatifully done. I really hope we don't end up with that rendering of a glass wall with something that looks like a pile of marshmallow vomit next to it. I don't want a novelty design that will look tacky since this stadium will be around for decades.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby MotorCity2TwinCities » April 19th, 2013, 12:03 pm

It's okay to have an opinion people.
What I was referring to was the comment about intimidating other teams with a stadium design. This isn't high school or college football and the game is played inside the stadium!

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby MotorCity2TwinCities » April 19th, 2013, 12:05 pm

If it does end up being a design with a roof made of glass, does anyone know how they would/could keep it clean? And for the snow would they have it heated?

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby lap99 » April 19th, 2013, 1:21 pm

John wrote:HKS did a beautiful job with designing the American Airlines Center arena in Dallas with its art deco facade. It's quite authentic and high quality so it doesn't have that artificial look of block E. If they did something like that for our stadium ( i.e. maybe recalling the Armory) , It could be very attractive.
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This is an amazing design!

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby mister.shoes » April 19th, 2013, 1:24 pm

MotorCity2TwinCities wrote:And for the snow would they have it heated?
I would assume that the warmth of the inside would facilitate the melting. The fact that, unlike the Dome, it would be a rigid roof that doesn't deform under heavy snow loads would allow that snow to slide right off once the thin layer of water forms against the roof surface.
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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Nathan » April 19th, 2013, 1:27 pm

mister.shoes wrote:
MotorCity2TwinCities wrote:And for the snow would they have it heated?
I would assume that the warmth of the inside would facilitate the melting. The fact that, unlike the Dome, it would be a rigid roof that doesn't deform under heavy snow loads would allow that snow to slide right off once the thin layer of water forms against the roof surface.
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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby mister.shoes » April 19th, 2013, 1:46 pm

Touché :)

I would assume/hope/pray that they'd think of that issue and put really big gutters around the perimeter to catch, melt, and carry away the snow.

Just realized I'm making a lot of assumptions in these last two posts. Heh
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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby gahwi003 » April 19th, 2013, 5:01 pm

I've got to assume the engineers would use an appropriate material given the varying slope of the roof. Maybe we can incorporate a retractable roof that functions as a snow cleaner in some fashion (joking)!

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Shawn » April 19th, 2013, 6:24 pm

John wrote:HKS did a beautiful job with designing the American Airlines Center arena in Dallas with its art deco facade. It's quite authentic and high quality so it doesn't have that artificial look of block E. If they did something like that for our stadium ( i.e. maybe recalling the Armory) , It could be very attractive.
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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby sushisimo » April 19th, 2013, 10:25 pm

John wrote:HKS did a beautiful job with designing the American Airlines Center arena in Dallas with its art deco facade. It's quite authentic and high quality so it doesn't have that artificial look of block E. If they did something like that for our stadium ( i.e. maybe recalling the Armory) , It could be very attractive.
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Ulgh, that looks like Fast Times at Ridgemont High with Godzilla tampons bloating out of it. I'm hoping for something awkwardly Scandinavian modern, as teeth-gnashing as that can be at times.


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