Stadium in the Sky

As Blackhawk fans crammed into downtown Chicago to celebrate their Stanley Cup victory last week, the editors at Pruned were reminded of a fantastical proposal for a downtown stadium built into the tops of skyscrapers.
June 21, 2010, 12pm PDT | Tim Halbur
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The design, by Studio/Gang Architects, "explores the potential of an urban stadium to accommodate throngs of people and disappear when not in use. The proposed structure would employ a kinetic seating bowl, lifted 30 floors above street level, comprised of a series of transforming seating and support elements, many constructed to fold into the adjacent high-rise buildings in a dense urban center." (from the Studio/Gang website)

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Published on Monday, June 21, 2010 in Pruned
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