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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby grant1simons2 » May 1st, 2016, 8:34 pm

Testing the prow screen tonight. Man is that bright!
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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Silophant » May 1st, 2016, 10:11 pm

Well, that's a pretty good reason not to get a stadium-facing unit in Edition, or any building, really. Good lord.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby grant1simons2 » May 1st, 2016, 10:21 pm

I hope it's a test to see how bright it looks at night to turn it down? Maybe?

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby BBMplsMN » May 1st, 2016, 10:22 pm

The full brightness is just for testing. It'll have different settings depending on the time of day and possibly even for the weather (full sun or overcast). But it's fun to know that the entire park can be lit from a single source of light. Haha.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby Anondson » May 1st, 2016, 10:50 pm

OMFG its pulsing like a sci fi starship weapon!

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby VikingFaninMaryland » May 1st, 2016, 11:53 pm

BBMplsMN wrote:The full brightness is just for testing. It'll have different settings depending on the time of day and possibly even for the weather (full sun or overcast). But it's fun to know that the entire park can be lit from a single source of light. Haha.
I think they announced that it was going to go through a 24 hours stress test where the lights are on maximum and oscillating between colors. Regarding the Edition apartments, that park is designated for all sorts of Summer events (on top of Viking events) and even concerts etc. Those who don't realize that will be in for a surprise.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby nfschauer » May 2nd, 2016, 7:38 am

They are beginning the overhead work on the ship.

http://www.mortenson.com/sports/project ... um/webcam2

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby lordmoke » May 2nd, 2016, 10:52 am

Hahaha, I forgot about that thing.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby mister.shoes » May 2nd, 2016, 12:05 pm

Backing up to that screen for a minute: the original proposal was for it to use a transparent mesh screen (like this, or maybe even actually this) that would make it look like the images were being displayed directly on the zinc surface of the "prow." That's not even remotely what they ended up installing. Those are plain ol' LED screens—albeit trapezoidal in final form.
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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby MNdible » May 2nd, 2016, 12:27 pm

Has anybody seen this up close yet? Looking at the images on the MediaMesh page, when that system is illuminated, it looks as though it is a solid screen, so I guess based on what I can see on the webcam it's hard to tell exactly what it is they installed.

But I'll agree that the initial renderings certainly suggested that it was going to be more integrated with the zinc panels.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby amiller92 » May 2nd, 2016, 12:41 pm

Used the skyways to get as close as currently possible (east Wells tower is open to the parking ramp). Looks like a big LED screen to my, currently flashing solid colors. I was surprised to see the colors reflecting of the upper windows of the Juvenile Detention Center and the Armory windows.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby mister.shoes » May 2nd, 2016, 12:59 pm

If you use the Ryan Co Downtown East webcam and go back in time to the 18th or so (because it rained nonstop for a g.d. week) you can see that they're putting panels up in chunks on a prominent steel frame. I guess that *could* be MediaMesh, but I'm pretty sure it isn't.
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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby seanrichardryan » May 2nd, 2016, 1:08 pm

Was it ever named as media mesh or was assumed?
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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby mister.shoes » May 2nd, 2016, 1:39 pm

They didn't use the MediaMesh name, but they used the media mesh phrase:
http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/N ... 7c6b3fedec
The image of Adrian is actually just an example of what is possible in using the steel media mesh that will allow high resolution images or videos to be shown on the prow of the stadium for various events. The media board will display various logos (example, NCAA logo for a Final Four), pictures, and videos as fans approach the plaza, adding to the overall game day or event experience.
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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby karlshea » May 2nd, 2016, 5:56 pm

mister.shoes wrote:They didn't use the MediaMesh name, but they used the media mesh phrase:
http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/N ... 7c6b3fedec
Media mesh was specifically mentioned in the original plans submitted to the city. Obviously a lot has changed since then, but it was the intention at some point.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby seanrichardryan » May 2nd, 2016, 9:01 pm

Apparently Nick Halter didn't even know there'd be video:

http://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/n ... polis.html
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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby HuskyGrad » May 3rd, 2016, 7:41 am

MNdible wrote:Has anybody seen this up close yet? Looking at the images on the MediaMesh page, when that system is illuminated, it looks as though it is a solid screen, so I guess based on what I can see on the webcam it's hard to tell exactly what it is they installed.

But I'll agree that the initial renderings certainly suggested that it was going to be more integrated with the zinc panels.
This is just a straight up standard LED display. This is a pretty good bait and switch.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby J2K » May 3rd, 2016, 8:04 am

I would call it an upgrade over media mesh.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby moda253 » May 3rd, 2016, 8:44 am

Hahaha bait and switch...... really????? It's a friggen video board. Design elements change during the process at times. It isn't like tehre hasn't been a ton of upgrades to the building during the process but yeah they were just hoping that nobody was going to notice that they promised media mesh and then switched to a standard board.

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Re: U.S. Bank Stadium Construction Updates

Postby J2K » May 3rd, 2016, 10:11 am

It is Minneapolis Moda... We are not used to "bait and switch" UPGRADES around here. Usually it's downgraded materials, etc. when changes occur.


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