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The Post's Friday story, "Stadium Dig Begins, But Design Still Up in the Air," pulls the curtain back on the stadium planning, showing that despite a groundbreaking and the beginnings of demolition and digging, the stadium design as unveiled a few weeks back is still not 100% written in stone (or concrete, or limestone).
In March, managers of the project unveiled designs for a modern-looking complex featuring massive glass panels, steel and concrete. But they are still debating virtually all the finishing details, including the layout of the concourses and clubhouses and what carpeting and upholstery to use in luxury suites, according to baseball and city officials. Even the exterior might be refined. In drawings, a distinctive knife-edge building, made mostly of concrete, juts out from the rear of the stadium bowl. But architects have developed new renderings that would recast the tip of the building in glass, allowing it to light up in different colors. [...] Significant questions remain unanswered, however. Designs call for two boxy parking structures to be built above ground just north of the ballpark, but city and baseball officials would like to move them underground to clear more room for retail and office space. That would cost an additional $20 million, money the city is seeking.
It sounds like Stan Kasten, the new team president, had a lot of input into the design of the Braves' stadium in Atlanta, and would probably want to do the same here. So, we shall see!
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