Originally posted by 49123:
Some of you noobies really have a hard time comprehending the overall picture.
Tell me what's "DISTINCTIVE" about the Steelers stadium, other than the big Katsup bottle in the south endzone??
Tell me what's so "DISTINCTIVE" about the Pats stadium that's so world changing??
What about the Colts, Eagles or Texans new Stadiums that's so amazing???
I can tell you what's so "DISTINCTIVE" about the Steelers and Pats......they have won 5 of the last 9 Superbowls in their stadiums that are really no different than the one purposed in these drawings.
You're looking a *rough drawings* presented as the first steps of a LONG, LONG, LONG process, that will end with a totally different reality upon completion.
I don't remember seeing any crazy Pirate ships in the Bucs stadium proposal drawings, yet SOMEHOW they figured out a way to make their stadium "DISTINCTIVE ".....
These are just plain drawings, there's not anything extra added to these renditions, do you get this???
If you read my post, I actually said it has NOTHING to do with all of the extras - it has everything to do with core design. You seem to have missed this point.
You can dress up a pig in a dress, still a pig.
Gillette Stadium is actually quite distinctive, beyond just the success on the field. The symetry, the complexity of the design, the overall shape that brings the upper deck fans close to the field, etc.
Lucas Oil for the Colts has an amazing brick facade, flying steel buttresses, etc.
Heinz's Fields 'open jaws' look, placement next the river, etc.
ALL of the stadium designs you mention have distinctiveness.
You seem happy to settle for mediocrity - that's fine.
[ Edited by Xestenz on Jun 3, 2009 at 12:19:16 ]