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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:15 am    Post subject: Vikings' new stadium architect chosen Reply with quote

After two days of face-to-face interviews and weeks scrutinizing renderings and portfolios, the Minnesota Vikings finally have their architect.

A nearly two-month search for the firm that will design the new $975 million Vikings stadium ended Friday morning when the team and the public board overseeing construction of the project selected HKS Inc. of Dallas, which recently designed new NFL stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts.

http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/171776421.html?refer=y


the Viking ownership has stated their desire to make a stadium that is a hallmark feature and one which showcases the culture of the area. it is still pending whether it will have a retractable roof or not, which is not included in the legislature's spending appropriations.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shoulda gone with Ted Mosby, Architect.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 10:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

love ya VD (that sounds bad! Smile )

But is this really NFL News? Seems more suited for the Minnesota forum or NFL Gen than here.

New stadium approved/lease extended = NFL News.

Architecture chosen? - ehh no IMO
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nugpimpen wrote:
Shoulda gone with Ted Mosby, Architect.
Or Art Vandelay.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:43 pm    Post subject: Re: Vikings' new stadium architect chosen Reply with quote

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After two days of face-to-face interviews and weeks scrutinizing renderings and portfolios, the Minnesota Vikings finally have their architect.

A nearly two-month search for the firm that will design the new $975 million Vikings stadium ended Friday morning when the team and the public board overseeing construction of the project selected HKS Inc. of Dallas, which recently designed new NFL stadiums for the Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts.

http://www.startribune.com/local/minneapolis/171776421.html?refer=y


the Viking ownership has stated their desire to make a stadium that is a hallmark feature and one which showcases the culture of the area. it is still pending whether it will have a retractable roof or not, which is not included in the legislature's spending appropriations.


My buddy worked for HKS (tampa office) when the Cowboys stadium was being designed.

Said that was by far the largest set of drawings he had ever seen.

With that said..My firm should have made a submission Laughing
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JDLefebvre wrote:
love ya VD (that sounds bad! Smile )

But is this really NFL News? Seems more suited for the Minnesota forum or NFL Gen than here.

New stadium approved/lease extended = NFL News.

Architecture chosen? - ehh no IMO


I agree, this is more Minnesota related
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well, excuuuuuuse me!

Very Happy

teams' stadiums are built for the long haul, we have them in the NFL for 15-40 years. they are local benchmarks that help define the team.

an article about designs and such for a new stadium, to me, is far more interesting than an article about someone picked up for drunk driving, and the foolish posts that often follow.


here's a potential conversation topic:

the same architect also designed the Cowboys' and Colts' new stadiums. how have those worked out? are the fans pleased with their designs?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Shoulda gone with Ted Mosby, Sex Architect.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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the same architect also designed the Cowboys' and Colts' new stadiums. how have those worked out? are the fans pleased with their designs?

I like how Lucas Oil Stadium looks like a big warehouse from the outside.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 2:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

vike daddy wrote:
an article about designs and such for a new stadium, to me, is far more interesting than an article about someone picked up for drunk driving, and the foolish posts that often follow


I agree good Sir... but the arrests affect the player and the game.

The fact that the Vikings got a stadium deal means they stay in Minnesota for the long haul which is the important thing.

Its definitely a great topic for conversation... just not "news" worthy
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tzimisce wrote:
nugpimpen wrote:
Shoulda gone with Ted Mosby, Architect.
Or Art Vandelay.
Yeah, Art designed the new addition to the Guggenheim. Laughing
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Someone should have submitted a design of a ship for the exterior molding. I think it'd have been awesome.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great to hear this. Good to see the Vikings have a future in Minnesota.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

nugpimpen wrote:
Shoulda gone with Ted Mosby, Architect.


That was my first thought. Should've chosen Major architect Ted Mosby.

Major architect *hand salute*
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the same architect also designed the Cowboys' and Colts' new stadiums. how have those worked out? are the fans pleased with their designs?


No punt blocking giant screens.
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