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#41 TimEOBrien

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Posted August 28, 2012 - 11:48

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Posted August 29, 2012 - 13:27

Bump for C&C and one last update:
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 07:51

This looks very cool. I like the fact that you made this version asymmetrical to take advantage of the lake and skyline views.

That said, I would still like to see if you can reincorporate the towers in some fashion. What I think might work would be to include them in the NW and SW corners as an extension of the existing pressbox/suite tower. For example, the existing seats (or at least most of them) would remain in place in the NW corner, with the tower extending behind them, while the SW tower would be exposed and more prominent.
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 09:34

If you ever put 'faces' on these walls I think this is a perfect opportunity to go almost full gothic with a stadium. A nearly white football stadium with enormous gothic arches and windows would fit NW perfectly.
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 11:23

This looks very cool. I like the fact that you made this version asymmetrical to take advantage of the lake and skyline views.

That said, I would still like to see if you can reincorporate the towers in some fashion. What I think might work would be to include them in the NW and SW corners as an extension of the existing pressbox/suite tower. For example, the existing seats (or at least most of them) would remain in place in the NW corner, with the tower extending behind them, while the SW tower would be exposed and more prominent.

This is a great idea.


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Posted August 30, 2012 - 13:44

I love stadium concepts on these boards and whenever one is brought up, I'm sure to take a peek. Unfortunate that I have missed this one in the past.

Anyway, I like the concept. Having the stadium on the water in the original pictures is a really good idea, even if I had to shift through arguments on whether or not that's logically due to past football records (which probably shouldn't even be included in this thread anyway, but that's neither here nor there). I'm hoping to eventually see some fine detail, too, if you have the skills/motivation to do that. The basics are there and they're great, but hopefully you can fine tune this more in the future. Keep it coming!

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Posted August 30, 2012 - 16:18

Updates based on mcrosby's excelent idea and a few more details:
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 16:32

I'm not sure how SketchUp works but if you can add texture I would love to see something like this:
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That is University Hall at NW.

And those bottom arches look remarkably similar to Deering Hall, which I love:
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 17:26

This is as close as I can get:
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 19:33

Well, I did some shooping, and this is what I came up with: (posted with Tim's blessing)
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 21:18

Well, I did some shooping, and this is what I came up with: (posted with Tim's blessing)
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That update is awesome.


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Posted August 30, 2012 - 21:32


Well, I did some shooping, and this is what I came up with: (posted with Tim's blessing)

That update is awesome.

I've got an even better update coming.
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 22:31

Here it is. Updated some of the landscaping, added some small touches. Let me know if you want to see any other additions.
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Posted August 30, 2012 - 22:42

Here it is. Updated some of the landscaping, added some small touches. Let me know if you want to see any other additions.
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That looks so great. Like, exactly what I was thinking. I got a Soldier Field concept in the works too, but I think I'll start a new thread for that.


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Posted September 2, 2012 - 23:17

Wow that would be an awesome idea, the view from that press box would be priceless. Hope that happens someday, as for the lacrosse and soccer, im sure they could find room and use the old Ryan Field to
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Posted September 3, 2012 - 06:44

Could I see a view of the Interior of mcrosby's design? It is fantastic!

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Posted September 6, 2012 - 18:41

This is the site of my proposed stadium.
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How great would that look behind the south endzone?


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Posted September 9, 2012 - 03:21

Tim,

I love the aesthetics of the stadium and the fact you put so much thought into it... but it wouldn't work.

For one, the wind would indeed be a factor. Chicago is very windy to begin with. Putting a stadium right on the lake and hosting games there in late November would be putting everybody through hell. Everybody sitting on the upper tier of the west side would get wind blowing in their face the whole game. It'd be torture.

The traffic would also be a nightmare. Sheridan is really the only main street around there and it's tied up on weekends already. Add the 30,000 or so NU gets and it would be a nightmare. The L and Metra aren't close enough to make it better, and that part of campus lacks parking anyway.