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Old February 15th, 2006, 07:10 PM   #141
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Didnt Islington insist on a height limit? For god knows what reason! Perhaps it is responding to that
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Old February 15th, 2006, 08:34 PM   #142
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without wanting to sound like a spoilt little kid or repeat myself too much i'm really dissapointed with two aspects of this stadium:

1) the dip of the roof, which hides the upper tiers, giving the impression that the stadium is smaller than it actually is and cutting off spectators on the upper tiers from one another.

2) the shallowness of the lower tier - if it was steeper it'd make the stadium look a lot bigger.

basically the estadio da luz is much better. it's almost identical but it holds 5,000 more fans and doesn't suffer from the same design faults as the emirates. compare:





having said that, yes, the emirates still is a class act.
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Old February 15th, 2006, 09:46 PM   #143
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Yep, I have to agree there. The way the Estadio da Luz is configured, when a goal gets scored the spectator gets to see the entire stadium either come alight or fall completely silent (hopefully in the Emirates more of the former rather than the latter next year!)
I think its important for the fans, and perhaps the atmosphere of the place. That said, the acoustics should be pretty good
Still, musn't grumble until we've actually been there
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Old February 15th, 2006, 11:50 PM   #144
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Dave, which is better this or wembley?
Sparks, Wembley by far, but it's an unfair comparison
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Old February 16th, 2006, 01:02 AM   #145
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Are you planning to make any return trips to Wembley in the near future?
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Old February 16th, 2006, 01:26 AM   #146
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Probably mid March
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Old February 16th, 2006, 03:20 AM   #147
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Good Stuff, when do you think Wembley will be ready? Slightly optimistic to think it will be by end of March?
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Old February 16th, 2006, 02:39 PM   #148
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without wanting to sound like a spoilt little kid or repeat myself too much i'm really dissapointed with two aspects of this stadium:

1) the dip of the roof, which hides the upper tiers, giving the impression that the stadium is smaller than it actually is and cutting off spectators on the upper tiers from one another.

2) the shallowness of the lower tier - if it was steeper it'd make the stadium look a lot bigger.

basically the estadio da luz is much better. it's almost identical but it holds 5,000 more fans and doesn't suffer from the same design faults as the emirates. compare:

having said that, yes, the emirates still is a class act.
A couple of comments to counter your observations.

1) This will only affect a small percentage of supporters, anyone sitting near the back of the upper tiers. Anyone anywhere else will be fine. I will be as my seat is in the lower tier!! Maybe the roof was designed in this way because of our weather, the Emirates roof is bigger and will keep more people dry in the lower tiers. Da luz roof is higher so when it rains more will be swept in. Although being in Portugal this is not as often as London!!

2) The angle of the lower tiers is identical in both stadiums so this is irrelevant.

Ok I am an Arsenal fan so am a bit biased, I admit but I am blown away by it and cannot wait to take my seat there in August.

Advantages of the Emirates are a much classier external look and in my opinion a better looking roof.
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Old February 20th, 2006, 03:24 AM   #149
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Hi Gooners. Here's a photo of Ashburton Grove from a fair way off with Centrepoint to the left I took the other day. I wonder if any of you know where the photo was taken from?



Compared to Wembley....

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Old February 20th, 2006, 04:23 AM   #150
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ooh, that's a tough one, London Eye maybe
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Old February 20th, 2006, 07:48 AM   #151
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No it`ll be between Hyde Park and Mayfair or North of it... Edgeware Road up to Paddington...
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Old February 21st, 2006, 10:05 PM   #152
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Westminster Cathedral bell tower!

Dom, please post photos of Cardinal Place. You must have taken some;-)
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Old February 22nd, 2006, 11:59 PM   #153
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I did they are in the Cardinal Place section under completed projects
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 10:13 PM   #154
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That center point doesn't look straight to me
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 11:37 PM   #155
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Is it the Post Office Tower?????
Got my bearings by the Swiss Flag which I think is the Swiss Centre on the corner of Wardour Street. I used to go to the nearby Empire Ballroom in Leicester Sq and got my scran in Chinatown when I lived in Londinium. For all us Scousers, The Empire was the equivalent of the Grafton Ballroom!
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Old February 25th, 2006, 12:44 AM   #156
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You can tell that the Emirates had height restrictions.
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Old February 25th, 2006, 05:13 PM   #157
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You can tell that the Emirates had height restrictions.
do we know why the Emirates had height restrictions placed on it? it seems a little arbitrary to me, I mean, its not like we're under some flight path, and you only have to look a couple of hundred yards slightly west and you have the hideous tower block that is the Metropolitan University
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Old March 1st, 2006, 01:57 PM   #158
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are the finances of this based on guarenteed CL football every year?
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Old March 1st, 2006, 08:48 PM   #159
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Old March 2nd, 2006, 01:00 AM   #160
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