Announcement

Collapse
No announcement yet.

Stadium Design Unveiling

Collapse
X
 
  • Filter
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Stadium Design Unveiling

    I found this link on another site. According to the information found, the stadium design will be unveiled tomorrow. No word if it will be made public, though I'm assuming it will be.

    By afternoon tomorrow there will, hopefully, be links and pics on the forums here.

  • #2
    Nice. I've been waiting to see the official designs for a while and can't wait to see the "final" look of the park.
    Best posts ever:
    Originally posted by nymdan
    Too... much... math... head... hurts...
    Originally posted by RuthMayBond
    I understand, I lost all my marbles years ago

    Comment


    • #3
      Four designs are available on washingtonpost.com. Hopefully we'll get to see more specific info at some point, but I can also understand, in this age of "security," why we won't likely see specific blueprints.










      I will not assimilate into the Angelos Collective. Resistance is not futile.

      Comment


      • #4
        It's a beauty, very "monumental". Virtual tour link:

        http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn...031401066.html

        Comment


        • #5
          Hmmmm. This might have to grow on me.

          Definitely not a retro park and very reminiscent of D.C. architecture. I like the viewing platforms and the glass gives an open feeling. The break in the stands on the river side of the park has a unique quality(SE perspective). But one comment I heard on the the evening news is striking: its like trying to dress up a ballpark in a business park.

          Comment


          • #6
            Originally posted by Bob Hannah
            Hmmmm. This might have to grow on me.

            Definitely not a retro park and very reminiscent of D.C. architecture. I like the viewing platforms and the glass gives an open feeling. The break in the stands on the river side of the park has a unique quality(SE perspective). But one comment I heard on the the evening news is striking: its like trying to dress up a ballpark in a business park.
            It's going to have more amenites than RFK and it will keep the Nats in D.C. for 30 years, but this reminds me of what Shea Stadium must have looked like in 1964.

            You know this reminds me of a story I once heard. The original plans for OPACY by HOK were a sterile baseball-only park. Larry Lucchino tore up those plans and insisted on adding the little touches that make going to Camden Yards such a special event. Years from now, will a future owner have to remodel this ballpark in the same way the Jerry Reinsdorf did for the Cell to make it more fan-friendly?

            Eddie Cunningham
            20 20

            Finally---something Nats and Birds fans can agree on!

            Comment


            • #7
              Originally posted by Bob Hannah
              Hmmmm. This might have to grow on me.
              I think I like it, but it's hard to say from the drawings. It looks like it's going to be a steep drop from that upper tier.

              I'm glad they got away from the retro look; OPACY was the first and the best. I imagine that there will be some changes as things progress. I saw a comment from the architect that they would really like the parking garage to be underground to open that space up for mixed use.

              Comment


              • #8
                Eddie mentioned the "little touches" and thats a good point. If you've checked the thread in the Cards forum about the new St. Loius stadium you'll know what I mean.

                Its unfair to be too committed to an opinion at this early stage in the game. So little is known right now.

                I'm certain changes will come, probably nothing major like OPACY. As was said, the end product there was nothing like what was envisioned. There is probably too little money and too little time to change a whole lot here.

                The main thing is, no matter what it does look like, there is the reality of a stadium in D.C.

                Comment


                • #9
                  Alleys, etc.

                  New Stadium
                  Right Field Foul Pole: 335 Feet
                  Right Field Power Ally: 370 Feet
                  Dead Center Field: 409 Feet
                  Left Field Power Ally: 377 Feet
                  Left Field Foul Pole: 332 Feet

                  RFK
                  Right Field Foul Pole: 335 Feet
                  Right Field Power Ally: 395 Feet
                  Dead Center Field: 407 Feet
                  Left Field Power Ally: 394 Feet
                  Left Field Foul Pole: 335 Feet
                  These distances in the alleys are more reasonable. A lot of shots won't end up dying a premature death on the warning track. I like that.

                  I think the distances of alleys in RFK currently are listed at three eighty. Those above came from another site source and I can't vouch for them.
                  Last edited by Bob Hannah; 03-14-2006, 06:34 PM.

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Here is a great link with lots of now and future views...

                    That area really has no where to go but up!

                    http://www.jdland.com/dc/stadium.cfm

                    Tideman80
                    James McKenzie
                    The 'Nats are back!

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      I really like what they did here.
                      "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                      Carl Yastrzemski

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        Looks like another typical modern HOK cookie-cutter. Where the originality? This was supposed to be an "iconic" design. It looks just like the new Yankee Stadium with a different shell...



                        Comment


                        • #13
                          I see similarities in shape but not the overall design.

                          They are both very different.
                          "I think about baseball when I wake up in the morning. I think about it all day and I dream about it at night. The only time I don't think about it is when I'm playing it."
                          Carl Yastrzemski

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by runningshoes53
                            I see similarities in shape but not the overall design.

                            They are both very different.
                            Yeah, just like Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium and Riverfront Stadium were both very different.

                            Seriously, obviously there are some differences, but seeing every new ballpark having the same number and size of decks, the same shape grandstand, same number of seats, same contrived outfield dimensions, the same size and shape roof, the same "bowl-shaped" style, the same pushed back upper decks...

                            They're all waaaaaaay too similar. Where's the originality in design when they all have so much in common? HOK obviously can't or won't think outside the box and now today's ballparks are getting stale.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Elvis9045
                              HOK obviously can't or won't think outside the box and now today's ballparks are getting stale.
                              It's not HOK that has the trouble thinking outside the box there

                              Odd, the park isn't even built and people are already insulting the design. I'm glad the locals are the ones whose opinions really matter.
                              Best posts ever:
                              Originally posted by nymdan
                              Too... much... math... head... hurts...
                              Originally posted by RuthMayBond
                              I understand, I lost all my marbles years ago

                              Comment

                              Ad Widget

                              Collapse
                              Working...
                              X