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on: June 19, 2013, 01:55:55 pm
Falcons approved their new stadium today.  It's something.  Really speaks to how much the panthers need to improve BoA. 

http://deadspin.com/that-insane-new-falcons-stadium-is-really-going-to-happ-514105358

(I know I just linked deadspin, but they had the best collection of pictures.  It's a real story.)
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Reply #1 on: June 19, 2013, 02:04:19 pm
Who cares? They're still the Falcons.

You can put a pile of s*** in a beautiful box and wrap it with gold leaf and a platinum bow... and you'd still have a box of s***.
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Reply #2 on: June 19, 2013, 02:04:41 pm





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Reply #3 on: June 19, 2013, 02:12:22 pm
I expected Samuel L. Jackson's face to be somewhere on the outside.


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Reply #4 on: June 19, 2013, 03:17:25 pm
Sorry - guess I'm just old school.  Color me not impressed.

Would rather spend my money at Jerry Richardson Stadium.

Looks like some architects got together and pooled their dumbest ideas and are now laughing that the a falcons accepted it


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Reply #5 on: June 19, 2013, 03:18:59 pm
Great example of difference between architects and engineers.  One gets to dream while the other has to make reality of it.
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Reply #6 on: June 19, 2013, 03:23:16 pm
Looks to me like they said "how can we screw up the Falcons more than they already are? I KNOW!!!! Let's make their new stadium look like a funky rose-ruby!"


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Reply #7 on: June 19, 2013, 04:36:53 pm
Great example of difference between architects and engineers.  One gets to dream while the other has to make reality of it.


Considering it's the guys who did MetLife and a number of other notable stadium designs, I highly doubt it will be an issue.  Also, the price tag on it will have numerous high level engineer firms chomping at the bit to get it, if one isn't already behind the scenes with them (I would suspect one already is).


Some step outside of the box, rather than just accept the box as it is.


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Reply #8 on: June 19, 2013, 04:41:59 pm
I think it looks cool. Will be awesome at night.
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Reply #9 on: June 19, 2013, 05:03:24 pm
Great example of difference between architects and engineers.  One gets to dream while the other has to make reality of it.

Strange... you always seemed to be too nice a guy to partake in this kind of douchebaggery.
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Reply #10 on: June 19, 2013, 05:26:26 pm
They still have to live in Atlanta though. :o
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Reply #11 on: June 19, 2013, 06:40:13 pm
Very nice.
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Reply #12 on: June 19, 2013, 07:56:41 pm
clt thinks it is perfect for Atlanta, therefore it stinks.


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Reply #13 on: June 19, 2013, 10:39:41 pm
Who cares? They're still the Falcons.

You can put a pile of s*** in a beautiful box and wrap it with gold leaf and a platinum bow... and you'd still have a box of s***.

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Reply #14 on: June 20, 2013, 10:08:08 am
Great example of difference between architects and engineers.  One gets to dream while the other has to make reality of it.

I'm so glad I wasn't charged with engineering this:

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Reply #15 on: June 20, 2013, 10:18:01 am
I think it looks awesome.  Jfelt's right, it will look incredible at night. 
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Reply #16 on: June 20, 2013, 10:54:00 am
Yep, awesome new stadium.


Also, quality unique architecture always ages well.  Storrs is the coolest building on our campus by a mile.


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Reply #17 on: June 20, 2013, 10:58:51 am
Ugly, and doesn't "look" football- it looks French


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Reply #18 on: June 20, 2013, 10:59:55 am
For designs like that it looks good - I am much more fan of a traditional look though. 
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Reply #19 on: June 20, 2013, 11:13:08 am
lol at you grumpy old granpas.  I bet yall gripe about how hamburgers don't cost a nickel anymore, too. 
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Reply #20 on: June 20, 2013, 01:51:49 pm
lol at you grumpy old granpas.  I bet yall gripe about how hamburgers don't cost a nickel anymore, too.

Lambeau looks like football.. That looks like a palace for felching (do not google image if you need to look that one up)


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Reply #21 on: June 20, 2013, 01:56:55 pm
lol at you grumpy old granpas.  I bet yall gripe about how hamburgers don't cost a nickel anymore, too.

For me, it's the damn global warming. When I was a kid, it used to snow year round, and we didn't complain!

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Reply #22 on: June 20, 2013, 02:06:08 pm

Also, quality unique architecture always ages well.

I agree.  Quality unique architecture does age well.

This stadium is unique.  No question about that.  Quality? well.........no, not really.



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Reply #23 on: June 20, 2013, 02:11:30 pm
Lambeau looks like football.. That looks like a palace for felching (do not google image if you need to look that one up)

Agree on both points you made.


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Reply #24 on: June 20, 2013, 02:13:04 pm
New stadiums seems to be going as contemporary as possible. It's hard to tell if we're witnessing something that will stand the tests of time and become a future standard, or if we're witnessing an era similar to the 60's, where everything constructed is a horrific eyesore in 20 years. I'm thinking this "look" will hang around because there's clear effort/ingenuity in the design, and thoughtful people appreciate that sort of thing.

With that said, the Falcons can go to Hell.



 

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