For those of you interested in football stadium design, there's an interesting
article today in the Atlanta Business Chronicle about the new $1.2 billion Atlanta Falcons stadium.
The design by Kansas City, Mo.-based firm 360 Architecture was approved by the Georgia World Congress Center Authority board on Tuesday.
Architect Bill Johnson described the design this way: "The eight-sided building will resemble eight wings of a falcon taking flight -- giving the building a sense of motion."
Unlike the proposed $975 million Vikings stadium, the Atlanta facility has a retractable roof, although the article points out that such roofs can be temperamental.
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The first sheet of glass is on-site and ready to go up on the Minnesota Vikings stadium. The glass will be transparent, not the bird-safe etched product that waterfowl advocates sought.
Aluminum framing for glass is being installed today, and the first panes of glass will be put up at the new Minnesota Vikings stadium next week. The glass will be transparent, not the bird-safe etched product that waterfowl advocates sought.
Atlanta Falcons set prices for their most expensive seats at their new stadium set to open a year after the Vikings' new facility