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Old July 17th, 2019, 05:46 PM   #6181
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Transport from all four corners of the country into and across London isn't a problem you'd probably give much thought about if you happen to live inside the bubble of London I imagine.
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And where is travel quick and easy from all four corners of the country then, especially by train? Try getting from Norwich, Brighton or Portsmouth to B;ham by train. It will take far longer than any major city to London on the railway. Even by car or coach is hardly quick due to the traffic on the relevant motorways.

Besides you said it's on the 'wrong side of London'. I'd love to know what's the 'right side'. Sure ain't Stratford or anywhere in South London.
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Old July 18th, 2019, 03:01 PM   #6183
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Who really gives a monkeys about Wembley anymore? Its long lost all its charm and tradition. Its now just yet another modern corperate orientated bowl-type stadium, but located in the wrong part of London. I lean to the thinking now that the best thing might have actually been selling the stadium to that NFL club.
Good thing you don't have a say in it.
yepp, that would be the worst desecration FA ever did ... or call it blasphemy!


wembley is much more than just a national stadium ... it is huge part of english football heritage and should be kept as such! they should have kept the old one anyway!
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The old one was a dump and even as a 12 year old my knees were scraping on the seat in front. It needed replacing, and the twin towers would've looked fairly ridiculous next to a big modern 90k bowl, so I don't think they were a loss either (I rather like the arch actually).

It could've been designed with more character though. It does feel a bit dated already.
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Old July 18th, 2019, 06:57 PM   #6185
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The old one was a dump and even as a 12 year old my knees were scraping on the seat in front. It needed replacing, and the twin towers would've looked fairly ridiculous next to a big modern 90k bowl, so I don't think they were a loss either (I rather like the arch actually).

It could've been designed with more character though. It does feel a bit dated already.
of course it was, but instead of trying to make a space shuttle they should have done something with soul, something old wembley definitely used to have!
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Old July 19th, 2019, 01:08 AM   #6186
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Maybe it's the way the light catches it from this angle, but the polycarbonate cladding on the roof is looking really discoloured in this image.

Regarding Shahid Khan's design for Wembley as an NFL stadium:

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Totally agree with this. The Khan design was an abomination. Also, as RMB2007 and RobH have said, other than the impressive and iconic arch, externally Wembley is really bland and already dated. I'm surprised that an architect of Lord Foster's renown would have designed something so bland.

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The old one was a dump and even as a 12 year old my knees were scraping on the seat in front. It needed replacing, and the twin towers would've looked fairly ridiculous next to a big modern 90k bowl, so I don't think they were a loss either (I rather like the arch actually).

It could've been designed with more character though. It does feel a bit dated already.
I tend to agree. If the arch was removed then it would have very little character.
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Transport from all four corners of the country into and across London isn't a problem you'd probably give much thought about if you happen to live inside the bubble of London I imagine.
Wembley is about as well connected to all four corners of the country as anywhere else in the country..
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Maybe it's the way the light catches it from this angle, but the polycarbonate cladding on the roof is looking really discoloured in this image.
This is what happens, look at Twickenham, 3/4 of the roof is a murky yellowy green colour due to this
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Old July 22nd, 2019, 03:58 PM   #6190
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It's why Levy insisted on a glass roof for NWHL:

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“We had serious sleepless nights on the roof. We wanted glass and everyone said it wasn’t possible. So we found a solution, so this roof will look brand new in five years’ time. If you go to any other stadium, in five years that definitely wouldn’t be the case.”
https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...-a8851586.html
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Old July 22nd, 2019, 06:09 PM   #6191
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Not sure who was telling Levy that as the stadium in Cape Town has a glass roof, and that was built ages before Tottenham's new stadium.

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I took "wasn't possible" to mean "wasn't possible" for our stadium.

I wonder if that was one of the tweaks Levy himself made after the plans were already well advanced. He was said to be unusually hands on. Most likely it "wasn't possible" (or was a real pain in the arse request) at the stage Levy requested it.

In any case, the main point of post stands. The Wembley roof is a good example of why Levy made that demand of those on the NWHL project.
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I took "wasn't possible" to mean "wasn't possible" for our stadium.

I wonder if that was one of the tweaks Levy himself made after the plans were already well advanced. He was said to be unusually hands on. Most likely it "wasn't possible" (or was a real pain in the arse request) at the stage Levy requested it.

In any case, the main point of post stands. The Wembley roof is a good example of why Levy made that demand of those on the NWHL project.
And the yellow brown Twickenham roof.
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It's why Levy insisted on a glass roof for NWHL:



https://www.independent.co.uk/sport/...-a8851586.html
Thanks for this info. I'd been meaning to ask on the NWHL thread for a while if the roof ended up using glass or polycarbonate, as I dipped out of following it for a while just as there was some debate about this. Clearly (pun intended) Levy made the right decision.
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