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Neptune
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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Neptune » May 13th, 2013, 6:38 pm

Lots of plugs for Lucas Oil Stadium..... :?

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby gpete » May 13th, 2013, 6:41 pm

Underwhelmed. Maybe I'll learn to love it??

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby TWA » May 13th, 2013, 6:54 pm

my only worry is the half of the roof that is solid... will it just be a gigantic white thing? How will that look from the north?

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby ECtransplant » May 13th, 2013, 6:56 pm

TWA wrote:my only worry is the half of the roof that is solid... will it just be a gigantic white thing? How will that look from the north?
As bad as the metrodome did from the south or east?

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby TWA » May 13th, 2013, 6:58 pm

ECtransplant wrote:
TWA wrote:my only worry is the half of the roof that is solid... will it just be a gigantic white thing? How will that look from the north?
As bad as the metrodome did from the south or east?
... or north or west :-)

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby mplser » May 13th, 2013, 6:58 pm

thought id post pics

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Chef » May 13th, 2013, 7:00 pm

My first reaction is that it looks like a giant 1960s modernist suburban church. Not sure how I feel about that.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby MumfordMoses » May 13th, 2013, 7:01 pm

http://www.vikings.com/media-vault/phot ... d0e381d0d0

Plenty of pictures up now. Someone else will have to do the image gallery upload, I'm not on here enough to know how.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby mplser » May 13th, 2013, 7:02 pm

this one really show how tall it will be! Image

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby MumfordMoses » May 13th, 2013, 7:04 pm

I realize these are preliminary drawings, but the green space is horrible in these renderings - hopefully all that surrounding concrete will get worked out.

The day Gopher baseball sells out the dome is the day I win the Powerball : ).

Btw, the damn thing reminds me of the UofMN alumni center.
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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Tyler » May 13th, 2013, 7:06 pm

Jesus. Wtf is this shit?
Towns!

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Minneboy » May 13th, 2013, 7:06 pm

I flat out love it. Much better than I thought.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby uptowncarag » May 13th, 2013, 7:07 pm

Sweet

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby MNdible » May 13th, 2013, 7:09 pm

Tough crowd in here. I think it's very cool.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby matt91486 » May 13th, 2013, 7:09 pm

I couldn't catch everything they said about the brief park moment: did they propose more or less breaking of the street grid than we had anticipated?

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Chef » May 13th, 2013, 7:09 pm

Maybe it will be better when it is built but the more I look at these renderings, the more worried I become. When Target Field's renderings were released it was obvious that it was going to be an iconic stadium, but I am not feeling this one. It is inelegant.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby John » May 13th, 2013, 7:10 pm

Better than I expected. The architect did his homework with its indigenous quality. It says "Minnesota" and is unique. Striking and iconic, but not garish or over the top. Works well on multiple levels. You can't ask for anything more. :D
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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby MNdible » May 13th, 2013, 7:13 pm

Looking at image 4 of 32 in the image gallery, they must have mis-aligned the street grid for this rendering, right? It shows 4th Street aligned with the giant window, but it should really be 5th, I think.

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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby Avian » May 13th, 2013, 7:14 pm

The more I examine the images the better I like it. For such a massive building there is some grace to the elevations and I like how it dances on the site rather than plopping down on it. And to have Tom Fisher actually like it - that's saying a lot.

I'm surprised at the stats - Largest glass roof in the world, largest pivoting glass doors in the world.
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Re: Vikings Stadium

Postby mrcity » May 13th, 2013, 7:14 pm

Chef wrote:My first reaction is that it looks like a giant 1960s modernist suburban church. Not sure how I feel about that.
he he....my thoughts exactly...I used to go to one of these as a kid....I thought it was ugly in 1981, and still do..... ;)


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