Honey of a City wrote: ↑
Tue Sep 10, 2019 8:07 am
Ok so let’s build a pig and then maybe think of putting lipstick on it down the track? You know that’s not going to happen (at least the lipstick part).
I assume you are only talking about the hotel component. Well yes it is a pig any way you look at it. I've said it before. Adding the hotel in its current form is like putting a pimple on a wart. Tarting up the pig is not much better but at least if done properly and is an integral part of the hotel design it can add some style to the exterior of the stadium. It would be best if it's on an expand stadium.
Since we can't raise Adelaide Oval to the ground and start afresh so the next best thing is to improve it and make it look better. See my reply to Patrick_27
Do you any opinion on what is going to happen down the track?
Yep I do remember the Torrens hill well - spent hundreds of hours there summer and winter - especially at the cricket when the northern hill was fenced off and marqueed for members only and the plebs were banished to the Torrens hill frying pan. Or sardined in at footy finals with one toilet block you couldn’t even get near. Funny wasn’t thinking of the ‘real beauty’ of the venue at that time. But I do now, and the arrival experience crossing the footbridge or from the cathedral end is especially awesome....every time.
Any crowded cricket ground without a roof for fans will be a frying pan. Of course no one would've been thinking how great it was back then when you had limited facilities etc., The point I was trying to make is that if you wanted Adelaide to retain its "real" character and uniqueness then you should go back in time. What we have now is somewhere in between.
The footbridge and cathedral are separate from the hotel and stadium argument. I'm not too fussed about the footbridge. I' never commented on it anywhere. Rev
sees it a little different. He wanted a more bold design and better lighting effects. That's his opinion and you need to respect that. Like all designers and architects not all will agree with each other on design matters. As for the cathedral whether you can see it from the oval or not or walking in its midst has no bearing on the quality of the stadium. There are probably many who couldn't give a toss about it anyway and perhaps even have derogatory thoughts about it.