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PostPosted: Sun Oct 07, 2012 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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an obviously incredibly beautiful design, but it's missing something important.

lights for night games.


Yep this is just one of their artists having some fun.
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How easy would that roof break/collapse?
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Klomp wrote:
How easy would that roof break/collapse?

c'mon, stadium roofs never collapse in Minnesota.

oh. never mind.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Klomp wrote:
How easy would that roof break/collapse?

c'mon, stadium roofs never collapse in Minnesota.

oh. never mind.


Yeah, I would think that would somewhat unrealistic, considering what would happen if one of the panels were to break from snow. Laughing
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it's all in the engineering, guys.

i tell people we could make roof trusses from toothpicks and newspapers if we wanted to, as long as they're engineered to withstand the loads placed on them.

the old Dome roof had outlived its lifespan.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

disaacs wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
Klomp wrote:
How easy would that roof break/collapse?

c'mon, stadium roofs never collapse in Minnesota.

oh. never mind.


Yeah, I would think that would somewhat unrealistic, considering what would happen if one of the panels were to break from snow. Laughing


Fortunately that design is less likely to break than the dome is because of the slant to that roof, plus with glass panels you would have a greenhouse effect more so than in the dome which would melt the snow faster. Still I'm sure that the final design will look fairly different than that.
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So, how about engineering trusses with snow shovels? That way they can be prepared in case of another collapse. Wink

For the record, I know absolutely nothing about engineering, but I'm also thinking that having a such a large amount of glass would also cause a huge problem with keeping a constant temperature inside the building.
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Growing up in central Iowa, Mark Williams rooted passionately for his Minnesota Twins and Vikings. Game after game, season after season, the boy from Marshalltown wore the colors, donned the caps and studied the stats of his favorite teams. Once a year, and sometimes more, he and his family hopped into their station wagon for the four-hour drive north to catch a game at Bloomington's Metropolitan Stadium and later the downtown Minneapolis Metrodome.

Three decades later, the 49-year-old architect is back in Minneapolis, this time as a principal with HKS Inc., the Dallas-based architectural firm hired to design the $975 million multipurpose stadium that will replace the Metrodome, home of the Vikings.

Williams: "I know how much these buildings mean to people. So we take it very seriously. And we know what we do and how we design it will have a huge effect on the success of the building."

http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/172975921.html?refer=y
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Growing up in central Iowa, Mark Williams rooted passionately for his Minnesota Twins and Vikings. Game after game, season after season, the boy from Marshalltown wore the colors, donned the caps and studied the stats of his favorite teams. Once a year, and sometimes more, he and his family hopped into their station wagon for the four-hour drive north to catch a game at Bloomington's Metropolitan Stadium and later the downtown Minneapolis Metrodome.

Three decades later, the 49-year-old architect is back in Minneapolis, this time as a principal with HKS Inc., the Dallas-based architectural firm hired to design the $975 million multipurpose stadium that will replace the Metrodome, home of the Vikings.

Williams: "I know how much these buildings mean to people. So we take it very seriously. And we know what we do and how we design it will have a huge effect on the success of the building."

http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/172975921.html?refer=y


Well thats cool. At least hes got some Vikings history...
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 08, 2012 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Vikefan79 wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
Frank Costello wrote:

an obviously incredibly beautiful design, but it's missing something important.

lights for night games.


Yep this is just one of their artists having some fun.

Hey, if the Cubs could get away with it for so long...
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According to an email I received from the Vikings, for those of you in the Minneapolis area, you can meet the new architect on 10/15/12 from 5:30-6:30 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.

You will be able to ask questions and submit public comment.

I also found a link to what I received in my email...

http://www.vikings.com/news/article-1/Meet-The-New-Stadium-Architect-On-October-15-At-The-Minneapolis-Convention-Center/521ff368-35ef-4e14-95c2-fd27865cc00c
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Klomp wrote:
How easy would that roof break/collapse?


Without a lot of help by the looks of it.

It looks like the whole right side of the roof structure will be in tension. The cables are pulling the wrong way too.
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I look at the glass design and the last thing I worry about is snow causing it to collapse. There are countless buildings in Minnesota that are mostly made out of glass and have worked out fine.
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rpmwr19 wrote:
Vikefan79 wrote:
vike daddy wrote:
Frank Costello wrote:

an obviously incredibly beautiful design, but it's missing something important.

lights for night games.


Yep this is just one of their artists having some fun.

Hey, if the Cubs could get away with it for so long...


The glass glows neon at dusk to light up the whole field with directional placements of the glass panes! How is that for being creative Cool
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The Vikings will have an opportunity for media and fans to meet the architects of the new stadium next Monday. A presentation is scheduled from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Minneapolis Convention Center in Ballroom B.

http://min.scout.com/2/1228929.html
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