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Old July 20th, 2007, 03:26 AM   #201
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After really soaking in the progress on the project and getting a feel for how it will actually look, I've come to think that this will definately be one of the most unique stadiums in the country, if not THE most unique.
It will be quite unique. Different, not like Chicago's spaceship! Something done right in Indy and that is good. The whole skyline is going to be much different in 3 years.
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Old July 20th, 2007, 04:55 PM   #202
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"Spaceship" is right. The first time I drove past the new Soldier Field, I thought one of those huge flying saucers from the old "V" TV mini-series had landed on top of the stadium.
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Old July 21st, 2007, 12:32 AM   #203
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Has this photo been posted here yet? It was taken by Grid from KC. Just saw it today.

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Old July 21st, 2007, 02:42 AM   #204
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I love Bill Cobb's photos! There's also a ton of cranes in that shot!
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Old July 21st, 2007, 02:44 AM   #205
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"Spaceship" is right. The first time I drove past the new Soldier Field, I thought one of those huge flying saucers from the old "V" TV mini-series had landed on top of the stadium.
Yeah, alot of moaning was done about that stadium, and what it overtook, as in hiding the real Soldier Field. Now, it is just a stadium, nothing really said, because the ammenities are real good. Bathrooms and such. Sox Park took a grid for years, they redid it, happiness. Wrigley is the jewel, that Sox people cut down because the troughs to do it in, but all in all, hey they are all places for games. Indy's will be great, the supersonic ones are in Asia, and Melbourne and such. Indy's airport terminal is what some of those Asian fields are looking like. I will take Lucas Oil for a football field.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 04:12 AM   #206
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That photo by KCGridlock is four months old.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 06:00 AM   #207
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I think it would be cool, if those old brick industrial buildings could be turned into condos, while retaining the gritty warehouse look.
that would be pretty cool.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 04:23 PM   #208
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Is the Bean Company moving out of that area? I hope so. I drove by that building the other day and it just looks "disgusting". If they are not, then I really just don't understanding these people. I'm sure some people will think that it will be great exposure when the Luke is done, but come on. If it is historical or not at least take care of it. I mean, vines growing on the side of the building, rusted trailers in the lot, broken up cement around the building and sidewalks, old ass roof. I am hoping that they got a good deal from the city. Something like, we will buy that land and building for $3 million and build you a newer, up-to-date, close by the highway for free. Total cost: $4 million. Not bad for $25 a car, times (lets say 600 parking spaces), 10 games a year, for 30 years. They just made an extra $500,000. On the other hand, I also heard that within the next 1-2 years the city is going to be doing some major renovations on the west side of West St (Land around the two new hotels). I don't know if the city is going to buy out the companies, or force them out, but that will soon be a family freindly area. IMO, I hope they do do something with that area. Even looking at the aerial photos, you can see that the buildings are falling apart in that area, and driving by it is even worst.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 05:22 PM   #209
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no there not moving
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 05:33 PM   #210
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no there not moving
Then the city should fine (every day) them for not keeping up to standards. I'm sure some inspectors can go in there and rally up some problems. You would think they would move for the future of the city.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 05:35 PM   #211
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i agree but it was a huge battle between the city and them
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 05:50 PM   #212
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Then how did they win? Maybe if the judge should have taken a walk around the building, then he would have made a different decision. And, if that was a battle, then I would hate to see the battle between the city and the companies on the west side of West St.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 05:57 PM   #213
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By the way, here is a couple cool links on the stadium:

http://www.midwestmodel.com/athletic_coltsstadium.htm

http://www.midwestmodel.com/athletic_coltsstadium.htm

http://www.midwestmodel.com/3d_rp_arch_lucas.htm

Notice that the "LOS" is still on the top of the stadium.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 06:02 PM   #214
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which structure is the bean factory???
and i really love that picture, it really shows the grittyness of Indianapolis.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 06:32 PM   #215
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which structure is the bean factory???
and i really love that picture, it really shows the grittyness of Indianapolis.
The building on the South side of the parking lot if the pic is the Bean Co. It needs to be demolished.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 06:44 PM   #216
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The building on the South side of the parking lot if the pic is the Bean Co. It needs to be demolished.
that cool brick building? I love that building(or atleast the gritty facade)
hell, knock down the rest, but keep the facade! Thats a cool looking facade.
Maybe they could incorporate the facade of it(or the intact section) into a sort of condo project or something, that would be rather interesting.
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Old July 22nd, 2007, 08:42 PM   #217
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that cool brick building? I love that building(or atleast the gritty facade)
hell, knock down the rest, but keep the facade! Thats a cool looking facade.
Maybe they could incorporate the facade of it(or the intact section) into a sort of condo project or something, that would be rather interesting.
You are talking about the Bean building on McCarty St, the one with all the trailers around it, right? Have you actually been close to it, been on the actual grounds? The building is a mess. It looks so poor. I really don't know why this city doesn't do something to the owner of these run down building. Its an embarassment. I guess since nothing ever major has gone up south of South St, the city has never cared about its looks. McCarty and Kentucky is even worse. Actually, from Kentucky and the 70 overpass, everything east is a run down need of help project.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 12:19 AM   #218
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I was in St. Joseph Michigan last night, and alot of the old wholesale type buildings are being or are converted into condos. There was a box factory, that appeared to be an art gallery-condo building now. In many ways I would want new apartments-condos, especially with height, however I love the old being redone.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 01:41 AM   #219
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You are talking about the Bean building on McCarty St, the one with all the trailers around it, right? Have you actually been close to it, been on the actual grounds? The building is a mess. It looks so poor. I really don't know why this city doesn't do something to the owner of these run down building. Its an embarassment. I guess since nothing ever major has gone up south of South St, the city has never cared about its looks. McCarty and Kentucky is even worse. Actually, from Kentucky and the 70 overpass, everything east is a run down need of help project.
it is rundown, and looks like shit.
Buuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuut hehe
as cliche as it sounds of me, there are many things about it that give a sort of old industrial feel that I love.
But, I highly doubt its structually worthe the heavy duty work.
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Old July 23rd, 2007, 01:42 AM   #220
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The building facade is nice, but the site around it is a mess.. However, some of the bean factory land has been acquired by the city, so it isn't as bad as it looks right now.

Besides, I'd rather have that factory than a lifeless parking lot...
yeah,
I would rather see that, than a parking lot or pullbarn factory,
the building should be knocked down, but it would be cool if the facade could be kept for like a project or public art.
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